The defense of the conceptual design of the Amur reusable methane rocket was scheduled for November
MOSCOW, 7 November. /TASS/. The defense of the draft design of the methane rocket with the Amur retractable first stage is scheduled for the second half of November. This was reported to TASS in the press service of the Progress Rocket and Space Center (RCC) (part of Roscosmos).
"The defense of the preliminary design of JSC RCC Progress before the state customer is scheduled for the second half of November this year at a meeting of the Scientific and Technical Council of the state corporation Roscosmos," the press service said in response to a relevant question.
The Progress RCC also noted that the draft design (EP) for the creation at the Vostochny cosmodrome of a space rocket complex with a medium-class launch vehicle running on liquefied natural gas (Amur-SPG-EP)
has passed an examination by leading research organizations (GNIO). "On October 24, 2022, a positive conclusion was issued by the expert group of the GNIO RCP (rocket and space industry - TASS note) on the basis of TsNIIMash JSC with a recommendation to approve the results of the R&D components (experimental design work - TASS note) and proceed to the procedure protection of the electronic signature before the state customer," they added.
In October 2020, Roskosmos and RCC Progress signed a contract for the development of a preliminary design of a space rocket complex with the first Russian reusable methane rocket Amur. The rocket will receive a returnable first stage and will be launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome
in the Amur Region.