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Angara-A5M Rocket To Be Launched For The First Time In 2025

First test launch of Angara F5 Plesetsk 2014; Credits: Andrei Morgunov

According to Alexander Medvedev, deputy general director of the TsNIIMash rocket and spacecraft scientific center, the inaugural launch of the Angara-A5M rocket from the Vostochny Cosmodrome is planned for 2025.

Another model of the launch vehicle, the Angara-A5B with an oxygen-hydrogen upper stage, is planned to be launched in 2027, Medvedev says.

The Angara rocket family includes several launch vehicles of different classes: the small-lift Angara-1.2, the medium-lift Angara-A3, the heavy-lift Angara-A5 and its modifications the A5M and the crewed A5P, as well as the Angara-A5B, a launch vehicle with increased load capacity. The rockets’ payload capacity varies from 3.5 to 37.5 tons.

The main task of the Angara rockets will be putting existing and future heavy Earth satellites (communication satellites, meteorological satellites, space vehicles for the Ministry of Defense) and other spacecraft into high-energy orbits such as the geostationary orbit and into Moon-bound trajectories.

On June 20, Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of the Roscosmos State Corporation, announced that the Khrunichev Space Research And Production Center was to continue with the development of the Angara-A3 medium-range rocket.

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