Russia to launch Angara Carrier Rocket in 2024
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Oct 24, 2019
Russia's new Angara-A5M carrier rocket is expected to be launched from the Vostochny space centre in 2024, the chief designer at the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre said.
"The Angara-A5M launch vehicle is planned to be launched approximately at the end of 2024," Sergey Kuznetsov said on Wednesday.
Earlier this month, space industry sources revealed that a test launch of the new Angara-A5 heavy-class carrier rocket had been delayed until 2020. As compared to Angara-A5, the Angara-A5M is a modernized version with a different first-stage engine that will allow it to carry heavier loads.
Earlier this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Angara-A5M rocket was expected to be launched for the first time in 2025, while the launch of the Angara-A5 rocket was scheduled for 2021.
The Angara family includes several environmentally-friendly carrier rockets of various classes.
Source: RIA Novosti
Rocket Lab launches ninth Electron mission, deploys payload to highest orbit yet
Auckland NZ (SPX) Oct 17, 2019
Rocket Lab, the global leader in dedicated small satellite launch, has successfully launched its ninth Electron mission, deploying a single spacecraft to orbit for satellite manufacturer Astro Digital. The mission, named 'As The Crow Flies,' lifted off from Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand's Mahia Peninsula at 01:22 UTC, 17 October 2019 (14:22 NZDT). Approximately 71 minutes after lift-off, Electron's Kick Stage deployed the payload to a circular orbit of more than 1,000 km - more than t ... read more
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