Russia is considering plans to resume launches of Intercontinental ballistic missiles RS-20 "Governor" (in the Western classification "Satan" ) under the program " Dnepr ", which includes the utilization of ICBMs with a fair inference in the space of a payload, said a source in the Ministry of defence.
"After the withdrawal of Ukrainian participants of the program "Dnepr" cartel "Kosmotras" provider of launch services have every opportunity To achieve the stated Manifesto launches. To resume launches will need to overcome certain procedural issues related to undo the decision to stop the program, "said the source," Interfax ".
according to his statement, " such plans are currently under way ". According to the organization " Kosmotras ", 2016-2017 planned five launches Dnipro. Another was planning to do in the interests of an American Company Iridium. According to the source, "instead of Ukrainian plants technical support of the program "Dnepr" takes on its own shoulders the State rocket center named after Makeev (Miass, Chelyabinsk region) ". Along with this, in the middle of June the commander of the strategic missile forces Sergei Karataev said that the strategic missile forces (RVSN) has stopped the launches of the Dnepr program, within which destroyed an Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-20 with a fair inference in the payload space. On Tuesday, the assistant commander of the strategic Missile forces (RVSN) Igor Denisov said check new strategic missile "Sarmat" to replace " Satan ", will begin in a year or two." Dnepr ? three-stage liquid-propellant missile, the first and second stages which are established For ballistic missile RS-20. Conversion of a rocket launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome and the base "Clear" near Orenburg. The previous launch was held at the end of March 2015. Firm Iridium when something is not fully owned by GCC. M. V. Khrunichev. Was later bought Iridium Communications Inc., one of the biggest users of which is the U.S. government.