Khrunichev Space Center to Lower Angara Rocket Carrier Prices

The prime cost of Russia’s carrier rockets Angara will be reduced before 2024 from the current sum of seven billion to four billion rubles (from $100.3 million to $57.3 million), according to the 2019 financial report of the Khrunichev Space Center (the Angara rocket manufacturer), TASS reported.

The Angara is a family of next-generation Russian space rockets. It consists of light, medium, and heavy carrier rockets with a lifting capacity of up to 37.5 tonnes.

The new family of rockets uses environmentally-friendly propellant components. So far, Russia has carried out only two Angara launches, both of them from the Plesetsk spaceport: a light Angara-1.2PP blasted off in July 2014 and its heavy version lifted off in December 2014.

The first and so far the sole launch of a heavy Angara carrier rocket with a payload mock-up took place from the Plesetsk spaceport in December 2014. A Briz-M booster was used as the rocket’s upper stage.

The second test flight of an Angara-A5 launch vehicle is due to take place from Russia’s northern spaceport in the second-third quarter of this year.

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