Part of the new Russian carrier rocket "Soyuz-5" created a replacement for the existing media " Soyuz-2. 1A and Soyuz-2. 1B ", in the project "Sea launch" is not Planned, said the General Director of the Samara space Rocket center "Progress" Alexander Kirilin.
"Today, any launch vehicle that we develop so that at any moment it could be offered on the international launch services market. As for the project " Sea launch ", this project is technically very interesting, but Part of " Soyuz-5. 1 " it is not Planned ", - told RIA "news" Kirilin.
He has supplemented his words by the fact That fresh rocket light class " Soyuz-2. 1B " is expected to launch one or two times a year." The second launch of " Soyuz-2. 1B " was planned for the III-IV quarter of this year from Plesetsk on the readiness of the payload. It is expected to spend another four test launch of the carrier rocket " Soyuz-2. 1B ", then the product will go into mass production. Currently we can say That tentatively expected 1-2 start to the year, " Kirilin said. He explained That the schedule of launch campaigns will be determined by the readiness of the spacecraft. Before Tuesday Kirillin said 1st flight model of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-5" is expected to be done by 2022, sketches, technical project must be completed by the end of 2015 or early 2016. In July this year stated That the cost of running developed in the Russian carrier rocket " Soyuz-5. 1 " is 50 million dollars, Which will enable it to compete with American Falcon. The carrier rocket " Soyuz-5. 1 " will be able to deliver space device on a different orbit altitudes and inclinations, including sun-synchronous, geosynchronous transfer and geostationary orbit. The low circular orbit (~200 miles) " Soyuz-5. 1 "will output a weight of 9 tons, slightly more than current operated" Soyuz-2. 1B ". The model of advanced missiles developed by the RCC "Progress" initiative, will be shown at the international aerospace show MAKS-2015 in Zhukovsky near Moscow in late summer." Sea launch " - 1st in the history of international commercial project rocket-space complex ocean placement. The main goal is the provision of services for the launch of spacecraft from the floating launch platform. The vast displays the number of satellites in the geostationary orbit from the Equatorial zone in the Pacific ocean. Currently unique floating cosmodrome, from which the commercial launch of Ukrainian carrier rocket "Zenit-3SL" mothballed Until 2016. Discusses the use of the "Sea launch" the Russian rocket " Angara-A3 ".