Russia to refurbish satan missiles as cheaper launchers
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Nov 04, 2015
The creation of new space launches using converted ballistic missiles, including the Satan, will be accomplished by 2017, a deputy director of a Rostech subsidiary said Tuesday.
"We are currently creating the next generation of a system that is unified and may serve space launches of not only the RS-20B, but also other types of missiles that have been removed from military service.
The new system of the starting position has already undergone preliminary testing and the work is planned to be finished by 2017," United Instrument Construction Corporation Deputy General Director Sergei Skokov told RIA Novosti.
The new generation system for the preparation and launch of the converted missiles consists of two parts located at the command point and the starting position.
The development is being carried out by the Russia-based Kosmotras international space company.
Kosmotras is the leading researcher behind the Dnepr rocket program. Dnepr (NATO reporting name SS-18 Satan) is a space launch vehicle based on an intercontinental ballistic missile.
It is launched from two Russian launch bases, Baikonur in Kazakhstan and Yasny in southern Russia.
Source: Sputnik News
Launch Pad at Space-Travel.com
|The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2024 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.|