OPK: new system start-up carrier rocket "Satan" will do in 2017
The newest system launch to space conversion of ballistic missiles and ICBMs among them "Satan" will End in Russia in 2017, preliminary tests have been passed, said Last news Deputy General Director of "United instrument manufacturing Corporation" (included in rostec ) Sergey Skokov.
The development is under contract with international space company "Kosmotras" program conversion " Dnepr ".
"currently we create the next generation system that is unified and can be used to launch into space not only RS-20B, and other missiles removed from service. A new Instrument start position has already passed pre-verification, to complete the work expected by 2017, " said Skokov.
A new generation of equipment for the preparation and launch of missiles the conversion consists of 2 parts, placed at the command post control and on the launch pad.
"The instrument performs a remote check of the functioning of systems, equipment, missiles, and equipment placed on the launch pad, with subsequent transfer of the team to start ", - said the head of the Department.
over the years the conversion programs the experience and utilization of ICBMs method start associated with the removal of over 100 payloads into orbit. Successful Launches of space vehicles contribute to the maintenance of a leading position and image of Russia as a reliable partner in the launch services market, allow us to solve problems of recycling rockets by the method of start, using extrabudgetary funding.
An example of successfully implemented conversion programs are used for output to the orbit of the spacecraft the most difficult in the world of Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-20 "Governor" (also known as "Satan" ) and light the rocket "Rokot" created on the host to the decommissioned ballistic missile RS-18 ( "Stiletto" ).
"Dnepr" - a three-stage liquid rocket first and second stages which are the regular stages of an Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-20 "Voevoda" (SS-18 Satan in NATO classification). Modernization developed in Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine) missiles RS-20B in the rocket carrier "Dnepr" carries out the Firm " Kosmotras ". Launches are performed from Baikonur cosmodrome and with a Clear - out position area of Dombarovsky connection strategic Missile forces of the Russian Federation.