Russia working on new generation of space rocket engines
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Apr 14, 2016
The Russian space industry is working on the creation of new rocket engines for advanced launch vehicles, Russia's Federal Space Agency Roscosmos head Igor Komarov said Tuesday.
The Russian-built RD-180, the successor to the Soviet RD-170, is featuring a dual-combustion chamber and a dual-nozzle design. It has been in service since 2000.
"We are conducting a serious work on the creation of new sources of energy for inter-orbital tugs and launch vehicles," Komarov told Rossiya 24 broadcaster.
He added that the company was also working on the upgrade for Russian RD-180 rocket engines.
All key components for Russia's space industry will be manufactured in Russia by 2020, Komarov said.
"There are certain problems tied with the implementation of sanctions on delivering electronic components. We have a plan of import substitutions agreed with the government and we don't have big problems in realizing them. By 2020, we will manufacture the key components on the territory of the Russian Federation."
Source: Sputnik News
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