The Angara family of rockets are designed to complement Russia’s Soyuz rocket, currently the only vehicle in the world capable of taking astronauts to the International Space Station. The Angara series will replace the Proton rocket family, which was previously used to put satellites, manned vehicles, and other equipment in low-Earth orbit.
The Angara-A5 heavy rocket was launched by a Space Forces crew from the platform of the Russian Defense Ministry's state test facility in Arkhangelsk Region; the successful launch has already been named a significant milestone.
Russia’s newest ecologically friendly heavy-class Angara-A5 carrier rocket has successfully delivered a dummy payload to the geostationary orbit after its maiden launch.
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that new Angara-class rockets will be used to enhance defense capability of Russia and its security partners by putting military and dual-purpose satellites into orbit.
Upper stage of Russia's heavy-class Angara-A5 rocket carrier has brought a satellite with a test payload into medium earth orbit.
Angara space rocket is designed to complement Russia’s Soyuz rocket, which is currently the only vehicle in the world capable of taking astronauts to the International Space Station.
Russia’s new heavy Angara rocket is to make its maiden flight from the Plesetsk Space Center in northwestern Russia on December 25, according to Roscosmos.
The United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC) is planning to start launching five Angara heavy rockets a year by 2025, according to the program of financial recovery at the Khrunichev Center, presented by the URSC Deputy CEO Pavel Popov.
An advanced Russian Angara rocket by definition could not be used as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), the First Deputy Director of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Alexander Ivanov said Monday.
Russia’s new Angara rocket, powered by engines using so-called “green” fuels, successfully completed its suborbital test flight Wednesday, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
Russia’s new eco-friendly light class Angara-1. 2PP rocket has been installed on the launch pad of Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia’s Arkhangelsk Region, a source in the space industry told RIA Novosti Monday.
The test launch of Russia’s new "environmentally friendly" Angara rocket was postponed due to the loss of pressure in one of the valves within the fuel flow system, a source in the Russian space industry told RIA Novosti Monday.
Friday’s test launch of Russia’s new eco-friendly Angara rocket was automatically terminated, according to the commander of the Aerospace Defense Forces, Major-General Alexander Golovko.
Test flights of the Angara carrier rocket are due to start at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia’s Arkhangelsk Region, where the new carrier rocket is due to be launched in late June, Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin, a spokesman for Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces, told RIA Novosti Friday.
Russia’s first large rocket since the Soviet era is on track for a maiden launch this year and will be competitive with foreign rivals, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.