Ekaterina Spirovska. 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 in an interview Last news the General Director of the Samara space Rocket center "Progress" Alexander Kirilin.
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 ".
"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," said Kirilin.
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.
RCC "Progress" - the leading Russian company and one of the world leaders in the field of creation and operation of launch vehicles and spacecraft.
The full text of the interview is available on the Internet office of www. Ria. EN eleven. 00 MSK.