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Re: Why doesn't Angara ever launch?
« Reply #40 on: 06/12/2016 01:45 PM »
TASS News releases from 13th of May and 10th of June attached:
"Selene, the Moon. Selenginsk, an old town in Siberia: moon-rocket  town" Vladimir Nabokov

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Re: Why doesn't Angara ever launch?
« Reply #41 on: 06/26/2016 08:20 AM »
In Russian, another interview with person involved in production of second Angara-A5 rocket:-
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СБОРКИ И БЛОКИ ДАЮТ НАМ УРОКИ
Основные объемы производства Полета стремительно перемещаются в сторону Ангары. У цеха окончательной сборки за номером 66 работы прибавляется. Об этом разговор корреспондента ЗЖ с начальником цеха 66 П.А. Литвиненко.
http://www.omskprofpol.su/images/2016/5-Zavodskaya-zhizn_9-10_may_2016.pdf

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Re: Why doesn't Angara ever launch?
« Reply #42 on: 06/26/2016 03:09 PM »
What commercial payloads?
Angara-A1.2 will pick up payloads from Dnepr, Rockot. Only already manifested payloads on Dnepr and Rockot will not fly on Angara-A1.2. Several payloads which have applied to launch those conversional launchers but have not been assigned a launcher is being directed toward Angara-A1.2

Can you give names of those payloads? How much will it cost to the customer, compared to Dnepr and Rockot?

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Re: Why doesn't Angara ever launch?
« Reply #43 on: 06/26/2016 04:36 PM »
Can you give names of those payloads?

Gonets and Rodnik communications satellites.
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Re: Why doesn't Angara ever launch?
« Reply #44 on: 06/26/2016 10:57 PM »
Can you give names of those payloads?

Gonets and Rodnik communications satellites.

and Geo-IK-2 (Musson-2)

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Re: Why doesn't Angara ever launch?
« Reply #45 on: 06/27/2016 03:02 PM »
Can you give names of those payloads?

Gonets and Rodnik communications satellites.

Rodnik (Strela-3) is not a commercial payload. It's a military comsat.

Geo-IK-2 is also ordered by Russian military, it's a geodesy satellite. "On 24 February 2011, Deputy Defence Minister Vladimir Popovkin announced that the satellite would be unable to fulfill its mission and thus *would not be used by Russian defence forces*"  - emphasis mine. Definitely not a commercial device.

Only Gonets is a civilian payload (comsats operated by "Gonets SatCom").

This may sound like nitpicking, but it's important.
My point is that Angara can't pick up any meaningful number of *commercial* payloads, ones where customers are free to choose their LV.
Clearly, military payloads are not free to choose their LV. They usually will fly on a domestic LV, no matter how costly it is. I have no doubt Angara will be launching Russian govt satellites.
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Re: Why doesn't Angara ever launch?
« Reply #46 on: 06/27/2016 05:33 PM »
You're right. Sorry, I had not seen the word "commercial" in your message.

But you have to understand that Angara is absolutely not built to launch commercial payloads. It is built to launch federal (military and civilian) payloads. If they can earn some money by launching some commercial sats, they will do that, but it is not the "raison d'etre" of Angara.
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Re: Why doesn't Angara ever launch?
« Reply #47 on: 10/06/2017 07:13 PM »
At long last, Angara news.

Quick google translate:

The components of the second Angara-A5 heavy-duty launch vehicle manufactured in the Omsk branch of the Khrunichev Polet Polytechnic Production Association continue to arrive in Moscow for final assembly and testing. Today, October 6, 2017, from Omsk to Moscow went to a specialized train, which will deliver to the Khrunichev Center side block (BB-3) first stage. Together with him, a similar bench product was sent to Moscow, which will undergo dynamic tests. The purpose of the tests is to protect the factory technologies and confirm the readiness of production for serial production.
 
"Angara-A5" is a three-stage carrier rocket of the heavy class of the family of carrier rockets of the modular type "Angara" (light, medium and heavy classes) created on the basis of URM-1 and URM-2 universal missile modules. In the propulsion systems URMov used environmentally friendly components of fuel - oxygen and kerosene. Various versions of Angara launch vehicles are implemented in practice using different numbers of URM-1 universal missile modules (for the first and second stages) and URM-2 (for the upper stages).
 
The first stage of the Angara-A5 LV is an assembly of four side blocks (UBM) URM-1. At the second stage - the central unit - one URM-1 is used, and on the third stage - one URM-2. The final assembly of the second flight rocket "Anagara-A5" will be performed at the missile and space plant of the Khrunichev Center.
 
The launch of the Angara-A5 launch vehicle to the Plesetsk space center is planned for early 2018.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/24191/

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Re: Why doesn't Angara ever launch?
« Reply #48 on: 10/07/2017 05:53 PM »
" ...the second Angara-5 rocket would then be sent to Plesetsk in February or March 2018. In the meantime, the factory in Omsk was working on the components of the third and fourth Angara rockets, however their final assembly was apparently been held off until the newly established production process could be certified as sound."
"However, only on Oct. 6, 2017, Roskosmos State Corporation suddenly announced that the components of the second Angara-5 rocket "had been continuing to arrive" at GKNPTs Khrunichev in Moscow."

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/angara5-flight2.html#2017

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