Gazputin Mon Jul 04, 2022 2:28 pm
so this is where the 4x boosters don't actually detach and the 5x boosters return to a pad as a block
with the central (2nd stage) engine providing the hovering thrust
makes sense - the whole block has a nice wide base for a landing ..... simplest solutions are usually the best
(this almost certainly means that the new ROSS spacestation will have a polar orbit .... as the stage can land nearby
rather than somewhere in the Sea of Okhotsk if they went with an equatorial orbit
seems the jigsaw puzzle is coming together )
Rogozin is also visiting Vostochny next week
that can only mean 1 thing .... the last (17th) floor of the Angara launch tower is going ....
"The project has been defended." Angara will have returnable stages
At the second stage of the conceptual design of the Amur space rocket complex, which includes #Ангара launch vehicles, a rocket-dynamic method of landing the first and second stages was considered, which, after testing, would be able to land on a special landing pad.
This was reported by "Gazeta. Ru", General Director of the Khrunichev Center Alexey Varochko. He also spoke about the work on the Angara-A5 flight rocket for the Vostochny cosmodrome and its full-size copy.