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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  navyfield on Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:07 pm

    Viktor wrote:21 more days until new generation starts they primat in rocket industry  thumbsup 

    The first launch of the latest rocket "Angara" is scheduled for June 25
    delayed several times years and months ,and its launch of smallest 1.2 version.
    and its airport vostochni is not ready yet. so 3 big minuses for Rus space industry.
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Hannibal Barca on Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:15 pm

    navyfield wrote:
    Viktor wrote:21 more days until new generation starts they primat in rocket industry  thumbsup 

    The first launch of the latest rocket "Angara" is scheduled for June 25
    delayed several times years and months ,and its launch of smallest 1.2 version.
    and its airport vostochni is not ready yet. so 3 big minuses for Rus space industry.

    Better late than never like the americunts. Now take my middle finger.
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    Angara-1.2PP Launch

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:40 pm

    Angara-1.2PP is still set to be launched on a test flight at 18:15 MT. The test flight would be a suborbital one towards Kura.

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    Angara-1.2PP Launch

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:16 pm

    It was just was announced that the launch got postponed by about 24 hours to 15:15 MT, Saturday.


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    Angara-1.2PP

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Fri Jun 27, 2014 1:23 pm

    Angara-1.2PP

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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  George1 on Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:41 pm

    The first launch of Angara launch vehicle was postponed

    The first launch of Angara launch vehicle (LV) was rescheduled for June 27th 2014, RIA Novosti reports with reference to a source close to the space industry.

    The Angara Family comprising light, medium and heavy launch vehicles will be able to place into orbit almost any advanced payload on behalf of Russian Ministry of Defense within the limits of required range of altitudes and orbit inclinations.

    "The launch initially scheduled for June 25th was postponed (it will take place at Plesetsk cosmodrome). The first launch is of great importance, that is why additional inspections are required", — the source said.

    Angara rockets will not use any aggressive or toxic fuels; this fact helps improve the environmental security indicators in the region near the cosmodrome as well as in the rocket impact areas.

    The Angara Family is being developed by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre; it comprises LVs of different classes: from light to heavy (with a payload varying from 1.5 to 35 tons). The heavy Angara LV should be launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome in late 2014. The first manned flight of heavy Angara rocket is scheduled for 2018 (the LV will be launched from Vostochny cosmodrome located in Amur Region).
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:51 pm

    George1 wrote:The first launch of Angara launch vehicle was postponed

    The first launch of Angara launch vehicle (LV) was rescheduled for June 27th 2014, RIA Novosti reports with reference to a source close to the space industry.

    The Angara Family comprising light, medium and heavy launch vehicles will be able to place into orbit almost any advanced payload on behalf of Russian Ministry of Defense within the limits of required range of altitudes and orbit inclinations.

    "The launch initially scheduled for June 25th was postponed (it will take place at Plesetsk cosmodrome). The first launch is of great importance, that is why additional inspections are required", — the source said.

    Angara rockets will not use any aggressive or toxic fuels; this fact helps improve the environmental security indicators in the region near the cosmodrome as well as in the rocket impact areas.

    The Angara Family is being developed by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre; it comprises LVs of different classes: from light to heavy (with a payload varying from 1.5 to 35 tons). The heavy Angara LV should be launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome in late 2014. The first manned flight of heavy Angara rocket is scheduled for 2018 (the LV will be launched from Vostochny cosmodrome located in Amur Region).

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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:34 pm

    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:It was just was announced that the launch got postponed by about 24 hours to 15:15 MT, Saturday.

    There are some stories about the delay being yet indeterminate and may be longer that originally announced.

    There have been allusions to the effect that a leaky valve was involved in the scrub, and that it has to be replaced.
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:34 pm

    Delayed again indeterminately on Saturday, 28/06/14.
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    Angara-1.2PP

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:55 am

    Apparently, earlier today (Monday, 30/06/2014) the Russians issued a warning to pilots regarding the area around Kura.

    Some have interpreted this as relating to an Angara-1.2PP launch planned for Tuesday, 01/07/2014 or Wednesday, 02/07/2014; that is the warning to the pilots is not related to another launch.

    Under this scenario, the Angara-1.2PP issue is implied to have been a minor glitch that can be bypassed easily.
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:49 pm

    Morpheus Eberhardt wrote:Apparently, earlier today (Monday, 30/06/2014) the Russians issued a warning to pilots regarding the area around Kura.

    Some have interpreted this as relating to an Angara-1.2PP launch planned for Tuesday, 01/07/2014 or Wednesday, 02/07/2014; that is the warning to the pilots is not related to another launch.

    Under this scenario, the Angara-1.2PP issue is implied to have been a minor glitch that can be bypassed easily.

    According to the latest chatter, this variant of the news doesn't seem to be right.
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Morpheus Eberhardt on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:12 am

    Still nothing definite has been released about the exact nature of the fault that led into the launch being scrubbed.

    No authoritative new schedule has been released either.

    I guess we should stay tuned.
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  TR1 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:31 am

    Better safe than sorry.

    A week or two delay is nothing in the grand scheme of things.
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  GarryB on Wed Jul 02, 2014 10:46 am

    Exactly... if they have to take a month then it is worth it to get it right.

    We need to have confidence in this vehicle...


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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Viktor on Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:25 pm

    SUCCESS !!!!!!!!  russia cheers 

    Russia test launches first newly designed ‘Angara’ space rocket

    By the end of this year heavy Angara will fly and in 5 years new super-heavy rocket will join in preserving Russian space supremacy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axj8okDkzgQ

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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  zg18 on Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:33 am

    Viktor wrote:SUCCESS !!!!!!!!  russia cheers 

    Russia test launches first newly designed ‘Angara’ space rocket

    By the end of this year heavy Angara will fly and in 5 years new super-heavy rocket will join in preserving Russian space supremacy

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axj8okDkzgQ

    Nice images from the spot:

    http://netwind.livejournal.com/59680.html

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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:26 am

    Repeated malfunction unlikely in Angara rocket’s next launch

    MOSCOW, August 05. /ITAR-TASS/. The repetition of a malfunction which delayed the maiden flight of light space rocket Angara is ruled out in a next launch of this satellite carrier, the first deputy general director of Moscow-based Khrunichev space research centre told ITAR-TASS.

    For the first time Angara was to be launched into geostationary orbit from space centre Plesetsk in Russia’s northern Arkhangelsk region on June 27, but the automated system aborted the launch then. The blast-off was delayed for a day and then the rocket was taken off the launching pad for more pre-launch tests. The launch was cancelled due to a malfunction in the propellant-feed system.

    “The repetition of this incident is ruled out,” Nesterov told ITAR-TASS.

    Angara rocket test-launched from Plesetsk space center gets to designated spot
    The maiden flight of light space rocket carrier Angara was held without major hitches. The inaugural flight was made on ballistic trajectory on July 9, when a mass simulator with the second stage of the two-stage rocket had reached the target area at Kura test range on the Kamchatka peninsula.

    The launch of a heavy space rocket Angara-A5 is planned in December. The launch vehicle will bring a mass simulator on geostationary orbit, the Khrunichev centre’s deputy chief said.

    In general, light and heavy rockets Angara will go on flight trials until 2020. “Already starting from a second launch of both models of rockets we will be working with a concrete payload - a spacecraft,” Nesterov said.

    In the future Angara can also orbit astronauts. “With some development and without quite serious investments Angara can launch piloted spaceships,” Nesterov said.

    Angara is a first civil rocket created in Russia after the demise of legendary Soviet space rocket designer Sergei Korolev in 1966. For 20 years more than 100 billion roubles (around $2.8 billion) were invested in Angara project.
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Mike E on Mon Aug 11, 2014 3:40 am

    That is what I expect. I bet that the A5 launch later this year will be problem free, but we will have to wait and see...
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    Post  Mike E on Sat Aug 30, 2014 5:03 am

    Russia starts testing heavy-class Angara space rocket

    MOSCOW, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Russia's space defense force started tests of the newest heavy-class Angara A5 rocket, the force commander said Wednesday.
    The tests were being conducted at Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia's northern Arkhangelsk region, Alexander Golovko told Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu during the latter's inspection visit.
    "Preparations for the first launch have been going on in accordance with schedule, which is planned for the end of December," RIA Novosti news agency quoted Golovko as saying.
    On July 9, Russia successfully test-launched the newest light-weight Angara rocket.
    Angara A5 can be placed into orbit with a payload of 1.5 to 35 tons. The first manned mission using Angara is planned for 2018 from the newly-built Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region in the Far East.
    Investment in the Angara project has exceeded 3 billion U.S. dollars over the last 20 years.
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Big_Gazza on Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:12 pm

    I must admit I'm hugely looking forward to the maiden A-5 launch bounce   It been a long time since Angara development was first kicked off back in 1994 (and wallowed for years from a lack of cash).  Now that the Plesetsk pad is FINALLY ready, we can finally watch this big bird fly Very Happy

    One question - you state the A-5 upper payload limit (to LEO I assume) is 35T, but most publicly available data suggest 24.5T?
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Mike E on Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:46 pm

    Read this one Big_Gazza, it mentions the topic of which your question was based.

    On July 21, 2014, the Russian president Vladimir Putin paid a visit to the city of Samara, south of Moscow, which included a stop at RKTs Progress, the manufacturer of the Soyuz family of rockets. The company was also vying for the leading role in the development of the future super-heavy rocket with its proposals for the STK seriesSeven weeks later, on Sept. 2, 2014, during Putin's visit to Vostochny, his Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin told journalists that the president had given his "preliminary approval to start the work on the super-heavy launcher." At the same time, the head of the Russian space agency, Roskosmos, Oleg Ostapenko proposed to channel the money that had originally been allocated to build backup launch pads for the Angara rocket in Plesetsk and in Vostochny into the super-heavy launcher program. Ostapenko has been known for his sharply negative attitude toward the Angara rocket as too small for the future needs of the Russian space program. If approved, the plan would leave Angara with a single launch pad at each of two launch sites. - RSW


    It doesn't mention the A7 pads, but the so-called "backup ones"  might (?) be able to launch it.

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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  mutantsushi on Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:57 am

    Would it impede the superheavy design excessively to make it compatable with A7 launch pad, and/or modify the design of A7 pad to be compatable with both?
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Mike E on Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:59 am

    That is probably the best option... The pad for the next super-heavy, new or old, could probably launch the A7.
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    Re: Next Generation Rocket Angara: News

    Post  Mike E on Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:10 am

    Here is the ITAR article on the same subject;

    Two launch pads for Angara rocket enough — Roscosmos chief
     - Rockets launched from Vostochny, which was far closer to the equator, would be able to put in space 20% greater payloads

    UGLEGORSK, September 02./ITAR-TASS/. The number of launch pads for the heavy space rocket Angara may be reduced from the original four to two and the funds saved in that way invested in creating a new super-heavy rocket, the chief of Russia’s space agency Roscosmos, Oleg Ostapenko, has said.

    He addressed this proposal to President Vladimir Putin while inspecting the Vostochny space port construction site in the Amur Region on Tuesday.
    “We are building two launch pads for Angara here and another two in Plesetsk. I believe that four launch pads for the heavy rocket are not very rational. Two launch pads will be enough - one in Plesetsk and another here,” Ostapenko said.
    He recalled that rockets launched from Vostochny, which was far closer to the equator, would be able to put in space 20% greater payloads.
    “The saved funds may be invested into the super-heavy rocket,” Ostapenko said, adding that the image of a future rocket was already being worked on and production work might be launched next year.
    The corresponding calculations and feasibility studies would be presented to the president later. Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is accompanying Putin on his trip, supported the Roscosmos chief’s proposal.

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