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Russia is developing reusable stages of space launch vehicles

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Khrunichev Centre. The Khrunichev Centre has proposed an option of reusable parts of the Angara-A5 launch vehicle modification. Sergey Kuznetsov, General Designer of the V.M. Myasishchev Salyut Design Bureau, told Izvestia. According to him, we are talking about the linkage of the first and second stages of modifications of ‘Angara-A5M’ or ‘Angara-A5B’.

‘All the theoretical calculations necessary for this have been confirmed within the framework of the protected preliminary design for the Angara-A5B booster. In the next programme period we plan to continue these works,’ the head said.

He also stressed that it is necessary to realise at least 10 repeated launches, which should ensure the economic feasibility of this technical solution.

‘Angara’ is a family of Russian launch vehicles from light to super-heavy class. Angara-A5 has a payload capacity of up to 24.5 tonnes. On 11 April 2024, its first test launch took place from the new launch complex at the Vostochny Cosmodrome. This type of launch vehicle was also test-launched three times from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

Its modernised version and super-heavy modification Angara-A5B are currently under development.

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https://iz.ru/1688051/2024-04-26/v-rossii-razrabatyvaiut-mnogorazovye-stupeni-raket-nositelei

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