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    A new Russian carrier rocket development will cost $23 billion, Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation announced on Tuesday.

    KOROLYOV (Moscow Region) (Sputnik) — Development of a new Russian super-heavy carrier rocket will cost $23 billion, Russia's Roscosmos state space corporation First Deputy Director General Alexander Ivanov said on Tuesday.

    "The creation of a super heavy rocket with a launching pad will require 1.5 trillion rubles [$23 billion]," Ivanov said at a conference.

    In August, head of Russia's Energia space corporation Director General Vladimir Solntsev announced that Roscosmos started work on designing a new super-heavy launch vehicle.

    The new carrier rocket would allow Russia to launch a manned spaceflight to explore the deep space as part of the 2016-2025 federal space program.

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    carrier rocket, development, Roscosmos, Vladimir Solntsev, Alexander Ivanov, Korolyov, Russia
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