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Offline mr.columbus

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Information about Angara rocket
« on: 07/14/2006 10:38 AM »
Any news on the first launch of an Angara rocket? Last I heard was that the first launch of an Angara A3 was scheduled for next years. Are there any updates?
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #1 on: 07/15/2006 05:40 AM »
Hard to tell if there has even been any metal bent yet.  I think Angara is still in the somewhat indefinite future.
Krunichev has been showing a mockup of the Angara-derived Baikal flyback strapon, but that's not flight
hardware.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #2 on: 07/15/2006 11:02 PM »
According to last plans the launch complex at Plesetsk should be fully constructed by the end of 2009... There will be tests of launch systems after that during the half of year... For the finishing of tests of RD-191 engine is required another two-three years... The first launch of Angara rocket (A1 or A5, I do not know; A3 is not included into plans for a long time already) is planned now on 2011... Very sadly... :(

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #3 on: 07/31/2006 06:57 PM »
Yes, I have also heard that the Baitarek facility within Baikonur will be complete sometime during 2009.  The funding for the RD-191 firing tests has been woefully inadequate and only about 10 firings have been done so far, to my knowledge.  I know the Angara 3 has the full backing from ILS and that there id forecasted demand for the vehicle to the tune of 1-3 launches per year but without more committment on the $$ side of the equation, it looks like 2011 is indeed the best hope for Angara's maiden launch.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #4 on: 08/08/2006 06:15 PM »
The chief of Plesetsk cosmodrome the general-lieutenant Anatoly Bashlakov has informed today that the first launches of Angara rockets are planned on 2010-2011... Angara-1 rocket will fly first, then Angara-5 rocket... He has added that the launch table for Angara rockets has arrived at Plesetsk at the end of July...

Source: http://www.strana.ru/news/289273.html (in Russian)

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #5 on: 08/08/2006 06:25 PM »
Very interesting, thanks anik. Why will Angara-5 be the second class of Angara to fly? What has happened to Angara A-3?

But very nice to hear that things are still ongoing, flight schedules are actually prepared and that the program is ongoing.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #6 on: 08/09/2006 11:09 AM »
South Korea's KSLV-1, based on the Angara booster stage, was once planned for launch in late 2007. However, I don't know if they'll meet this schedule.
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #7 on: 08/09/2006 03:34 PM »
As I said earlier, Angara-3 launches are not included in plans already for a long time... The prime customer of Angara rocket is Russian Ministry of Defence... And the military require only Angara-5 rocket, because they want to launch their heavy satellites by Angara rocket from Plesetsk, not by Proton rocket from Baikonur... The military do not need in Angara-3, because they will use Soyuz-2.3 rocket in near future...

For the present, South-Koreans and Kazakhs have not paid the producing of KSLV-1 and Bayterek rockets, therefore the future of these rockets is very foggy...

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #8 on: 08/09/2006 03:44 PM »
Ok, that makes sense. So in the end the Russian arsenal of new rockets in the 2012-2015 timeframe will be:

Angara 1 for 2-3.5t to LEO
Soyuz 2 and derivatives for 8t-12.5t to LEO or up to 2.5t to GTO
Angara 5 for 25t to LEO and up to 10t to GTO  (replacing Proton)

If that will work they have a sound business case for launches in the next decade. Arianespace has chosen to do it this way a couple of years back with Vega, Soyuz 2 and Ariane 5.


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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #9 on: 08/09/2006 07:40 PM »
Angara 3 was supported by ILS but it has mostly disappeared from their website although it was intended to compete with Soyuz 2 and Land Launch...
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #10 on: 08/28/2006 06:30 PM »
28-08-2006 flight tests RN OF "ANGAR" are planned during the years 2010-2011

http://www.federalspace.ru/NewsDoSele.asp?NEWSID=1748

On 26 August, 1995, was signed the decision of the government of the Russian Federation about the measures for the guarantee of creation of the space missile complex (KRK) of "Angar".
High demands for space transportation means in 1990- X yr. designated new approaches to the development of the carrier rockets of heavy class. Sharply was raised the question about the creation of the "carrier OF THE XXI century" on the ecologically pure forms of fuel. In connection with this on 26 August, 1995, was signed the decision of the government of the Russian Federation about the measures for the guarantee of creation of the space missile complex (KRK) of "Angar".

To the development of such type of carrier rocket was declared the competition, in which took part GKNPTS im. M.T. Of khrunicheva, RKK "energy" im. S.P.Koroleva and GRTS "KB im. V.P.Makeyeva". As a result of the detailed consideration entered in project competition, was accepted the proposal of the Defense Ministry RF, Russian Space Agency and State Committee RF on the defense branches of industry about the creation of the rocket space complex of "Angar".

Uniqueness "hangars" consists in the fact that this is the first space rocket, created only in Russia. For the first time in the judgment of specialists and visitors the dummy rocket "of Angar -1" was represented in 1995 in France on 43- m international aerospace salon in Le Bourget and became its main exhibit. Family of the carrier rockets of "Angar" - the new generation of the carriers, developed on the basis of universal rocket module with the oxygen-kerosene engines. With the creation of such type of rocket GKNPTS im. M.V.Khrunicheva it attempts to maximally level the problem of harmful ejections into the environment with the starting. But the application of highly effective and ecologically clean propellant components is even and the important condition of achieving the efficiency, which is very important for the modern Russian industry.

In particular, for the carrier rockets of heavy class, the application of oxygen and hydrogen on 2-1 step and starting block KVRB will make it possible to descend by approximately 40% starting mass of rocket (645 t) and, correspondingly, the mass of its construction. In this case the cost of hydrogen comprises less than 1% cost of launching. All this (taking into account several increased cost of hydrogen engine, tanks, system of servicing, storage and so forth.) steady gain in the specific cost of removal in size of 30-35% guarantees.

The family RN of "Angar" includes the carrier rockets of four types from the light class with the load capacity in low orbits from 1,7 to 3,7 t to the heavy with the load capacity to 28,5 T. in the basis of these carriers it is assumed universal rocket module with the engine RD -191, which works on the components kerosene + liquid oxygen. One such module is first stage of carrier rockets of the light class "of Angar -1.1" and "Angar -1.2", which are distinguished by the types of the second steps. The carrier rockets of average and heavy classes "of Angar -3" and "Angar -5" are formed by addition to the carrier rocket "of Angar -1.2" respectively two or four universal modules. Depending on specific objectives is provided the use on these carriers of the starting of the unit "Breeze- M" and of oxygen-hydrogen starting block KVRB.

In the overall design of "Angar" it will noticeably differ from the usual carriers. In the basic housing of first and second stages of rocket the fuel tanks are placed, and tanks for liquid oxygen are suspended on the side. This layout will make it possible to change the configuration of carrier, as this is provided for for RN "Ariane" of French company "arianespas".

Launchings of all carrier rockets of a series of "Angar" it is planned to carry out from the spaceport Of plesetsk with the use of a ground-based infrastructure, created for RN "zenith". At the spaceport already they approached the installation of launching pad for the family of the carrier rockets of "Angar". Such launching pad by length and with the width of 14 m and by the height of more than 5 m consists of 16 blocks with a weight of from 20 to 50 tons. From the standardized launching system at the spaceport Of plesetsk heavy of "Angar" will be able to place in low orbits payload more than 26 tons (for the comparison RN "proton" are derived 20 tons from the spaceport Baikonur), and to the geostationary - into 4,5 tons. The introduction of complex into the system will allow Russia to start the automatic spacecraft of all types from its territory. This ensures to our country the independent output into space, which makes this rocket even of of more unique and more irreplaceable for Russian cosmonautics.

The flight tests RN of "Angar" are planned during the years 2010-2011. At the beginning of flight tests will be created the standardized systems for entire family of the ecologically clean carriers of "Angar". The project of the space missile complex of "Angar" constantly is enlarged, drawing into its orbit new components. On 22 December, 2004, between RF and republic Kazakhstan was signed "agreement about the creation at the spaceport Baikonur the space missile complex (KRK)" Of bayterek "on the base RN" of Angar ". This agreement provides for the creation of the launch and technical complexes RN of "Angar" at the spaceport Baikonur. The realization of project "bayterek" on the more neighbor to the equator, in comparison with Plesetskom, spaceport will make possible to most effectively use the potential possibilities, placed in RN of "Angar". Today is already created functions joint Russian- Kazakhstan enterprise "bayterek", which is occupied by the coordination of works on the creation of launching system at the spaceport Baikonur.

The planned technical characteristics of the carrier rockets of "Angar" are located on the level, which makes possible for them successfully to compete with the best world models of rocket-space technology. It will make it possible to ensure the lower, in comparison with the analogous rockets of peace, prime cost of the removal of payload over a wide range of orbits with the use of advanced technologies of production.
 
 

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #11 on: 10/24/2006 06:30 PM »
According to http://www.spacenews.ru/spacenews/live/full_news.asp?id=18876 (in Russian), Angara-1.1 or Angara-1.2 rocket will be possibly launched in 2010 and Angara-5 rocket - in 2011... Hopes, hopes, hopes... :(

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #12 on: 11/03/2006 07:59 PM »
I don't think they are going with those side mounted propellant tanks. I remember seeing pictures of Mark Wade depicting what looked to be a Zenit with saddle tanks, but I thought Angara was going to be more conventional...

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #13 on: 11/15/2006 09:28 PM »
I've read that the Angara boosters will be produced at the PO Polyot factory in Omsk.  Does anyone know if any substantial work will be done at Krunichev State Research and Production Space Center in Moscow, where Proton assembly takes place?  Could a production floor turnover to Angara be at the root of recent comments by Arianespace officials alluding to possible limits on Proton availability?

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #14 on: 11/16/2006 11:30 AM »
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edkyle99 - 15/11/2006  4:11 PM
Could a production floor turnover to Angara be at the root of recent comments by Arianespace officials alluding to possible limits on Proton availability?
 - Ed Kyle
Apparently the problem is limited production capacity at KB KhimMash who make C5.98 engines used on Breeze-M/KM upper stages and also C5.92 used on Fregat upper stages.
(source: Ivan Safronov, Kommersant Daily)

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #15 on: 03/13/2007 04:15 PM »
See new photos (February 26, 2007) of construction of launch complex no. 35/1 for Angara rockets at Plesetsk cosmodrome on Novosti kosmonavtiki website...

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #16 on: 03/14/2007 04:52 AM »
Under that snow, its a little hard to tell exactly how much work has been done, but its good to see human beings at the site.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #17 on: 03/30/2007 07:03 PM »
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anik - 13/3/2007  12:15 PM

See new photos (February 26, 2007) of construction of launch complex no. 35/1 for Angara rockets at Plesetsk cosmodrome on Novosti kosmonavtiki website...

Thanks for the pictures. I like the shots of the large models towards the end.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #18 on: 03/30/2007 10:58 PM »
There was a story the other that the Kazakh government pulled over $100 million in funding for the Balterek (Angara) program.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #19 on: 08/07/2008 06:36 AM »
New pictures from the Angara lauch site at Novosti-Kosmonavtiki photo archive (July 25, 2008).

http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/content/photogallery/gallery_158/index.htm#37

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