General Director of "Rosatom" Dmitry Rogozin was ordered to create a winged, manned space Shuttle similar to the Soviet "Buran" to replace the " Soyuz MS ". About It It is told in a conversation Last news .
at the same time Rogozin admitted that the development of reusable spacecraft will take a long time." MS Union ", by itself, will serve more. He relentlessly modernizarea ", - said the head of " Roscosmos ", noting, however, that the endless modernization " is detrimental to the development of space technology ".
before Rogozin has said that Roskosmos is considering creating a winged manned spacecraft that will fly to orbital stations.
This is not the 1st experience of development in our country a winged space ships. In the Soviet Union was created a winged space Shuttle Buran, which made one unmanned flight in 1988. In Russia in the beginning 2000-x years to develop cruise ship " clipper ".
The development of a new Russian spacecraft "eagle" (formerly known as "Federation" ) for missions to the moon is from 2009. 1st test launch of the unmanned variant was listed in the plans for 2015, and the 1st manned flight was planned for 2018. But then plans changed.
As stated, RSC "Energia" leads the production of the first 2 copies of the ship " eagle ": the 1st will be a full-scale mockup for testing when you first start "Angara-A5" in 2023, and "Yenisei" in 2028, and the second is a full - fledged reusable spacecraft (10 flights) for flight testing and subsequent operation.