Russian Reusable Space Rocket Tests Scheduled for 2022 - Project Team Leader

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Tests of the first Russian reusable space rocket are scheduled for 2022, project team leader of Moscow-based Foundation for Advanced Research Projects (FPI) Boris Satovsky told Sputnik.

“The flight tests … are scheduled for 2022,” Satovsky said noting that the avant-project had already been completed by the FPI, Roscosmos state space corporation and the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).

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According to Satovsky, the rocket will be capable of carrying up to 600 kilograms (over 1,300 pounds) of payload.

Recently, space industry sources told Sputnik that Russia might create a new rocket production holding on the basis of the Roscosmos state corporation. The corporation itself, however, hasn't commented on the issue.

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