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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #540 on: 09/20/2021 08:35 pm »
NET December 20, 2021. New cross-post is the OP for a new launch thread.
A February 2021 report from Roscosmos says that the first orbital launch of the Angara 1.2 is scheduled for the second half of this year. Has Roscosmos set a date for the planned maiden launch of the Angara 1.2?
To my knowledge, no.  I have seen no more recent references than February 2021, here in the "Plan of Russian space launches (part 2)" thread.

According to NK forum, the maiden flight of Angara-1.2 is scheduled for NET 20th December and the payload will be a satellite called MKA-R.
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #541 on: 09/21/2021 10:35 pm »
The next five procured Angara-A1.2 launchers including the upcoming MKA-R launch have short serial numbers: 71602, 71603, 71604, 71605 and 71606. Launch order is unknown.

71606 is for Roskosmos?
https://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/common-info.html?regNumber=32110287880

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #542 on: 10/08/2021 11:35 pm »
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu was shown new infrastructure for the Angara program during his visit to Plesetsk today. I've attached a few images.

1) context image: the new infrastructure is located in Area 41, which is about 2.5 km west of the Angara pad in Area 35. Area 41 was originally built in the late 1950s and housed the first launch pad for the R-7 ICBM, later converted into a pad for Soyuz-type rockets. The pad was last used in 1989 and dismantled in the 1990s, but the support buildings have been modified for other purposes.

2) two screenshots of maps of Area 41 shown to Shoigu today. Building nr. 1 is an old Soyuz assembly building modified for assembling the Angara rockets. Just south of it are newly built rectangular and square-shaped buildings, the latter of which is connected with Building nr. 1 with what is called a "pedestrian gallery". The two new buildings also seem to be connected with one another. The rectangular building is indicated as Building nr. 250 and the square-shaped building seems to be Building nr. 251, although that may also be the name of the pedestrian gallery.

3) Google Earth images of Area 41 in May 2018 and August 2021. Three years ago only the foundations for the new buildings had been laid.

4) Map of the inside of one of the two new buildings (also shown to Shoigu today). It has at least four bays:
-Bay 1: for preparing Repei, Gerakl-KV, Sfera, Ispolin and Express satellites (signals intelligence and military/civilian communications satellites built by ISS Reshetnev)
-Bay 2: for preparing EKS satellites (these must be the geostationary versions of the early warning satellites). This is indicated as being "a later development" (a possible sign that these satellites will not fly anytime soon?)
-Bay 3: for preparing Briz-M upper stages
-Bay 4: a "universal bay" for preparing upper composites (this is the biggest of the four bays)

Shoigu was told that the new infrastructure will be ready before the end of the year, one year earlier than planned.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #543 on: 10/10/2021 06:32 pm »
Another video on Defense Minister Shoigu's visit to Plesetsk:



Some more information can be gleaned from boards shown to Shoigu.

- Angara-A5 launch schedule for the coming years:
2021: one launch
2022: two launches
2023: two launches (first launches of serially produced rockets)
2024: three launches
2025 : three launches
2026: three launches
2027: three launches

- data on the Persei upper stage:
dry mass: 3496 kg
wet mass: 18470 kg
propellants: LOX/kerosene
ullage motor propellants: N2O4/UDMH (the ullage motors are needed to settle the weightless propellants in the upper stage prior to ignition)
main engine thrust: 8550 kgs
number of ignitions: of up to five
payload mass to highly elliptical orbits: 5.8 tons
payload mass to geostationary transfer orbit: 5.4 tons
payload mass to geostationary orbit: 2.4 tons

The stage can also be used to send payloads on escape trajectories.

As can be seen on one of the boards, the new Angara payload processing building (nr. 250) has the code-name 500/645-UNTK-142/2 (UNTK stands for "Unified Technical Complex"). Shoigu is told that most of the work on the building is supposed to be finished by the third quarter of next year, not before the end of this year as reported by some Russian media. Images taken inside the building show that it is still largely empty.  According to documents on zakupki.gov.ru, the Ministry of Defense awarded a contract for the construction of the building on November 25, 2015.

https://zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/common-info.html?regNumber=31806982146
https://zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/common-info.html?regNumber=31807231478


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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #544 on: 10/15/2021 09:27 am »
Visually and in terms of the amount of fuel, Persei is closely related to Block-DM SLB. Adapted to the Angara A5.
No surprise, Block-DM SLB and the last version of the Block-DM SL were more modern than the Block DM-03 for Proton-M.

DM-SLB
https://www.energia.ru/en/launchers/land-launch/head.html

Persei
https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=47428.msg2298411#msg2298411
« Last Edit: 10/15/2021 11:31 am by GWR64 »

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #545 on: 12/31/2021 03:53 pm »
https://tass.ru/kosmos/13340795

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MOSCOW, December 31. / TASS /. Fire tests of the first sample of the RD-191M engine, which is intended for the Angara-A5M launch vehicle, will start next year. This is stated in the message of Roskosmos, distributed on Friday.

"The design documentation for the RD-191M has been prepared, including in the form of an electronic 3D model. Fire tests of the first instance of the RD-191M engine are scheduled for 2022," the statement says.

As specified in the state corporation, the RD-191M differs from the RD-191 in terms of thrust level. "It is boosted by 10%. In this regard, a number of structural elements have changed," added the Roskosmos.

The modernized Angara-A5M is designed for launches from the Vostochny cosmodrome. It is planned to use it to launch new manned spacecraft "Eagle".

In May, the director general of the Khrunichev Center, Aleksey Varochko, told TASS that the assembly of the first flight prototype of the Angara-A5M launch vehicle, designed to launch the manned spacecraft Orel, would begin in 2023.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #546 on: 01/17/2022 09:37 am »
The 7th (factory serial №71757) to the 10th (№71760) Angara-A5 rockets are for the Russian Ministry of Defence. Contract signed 21st May 2020.

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2.2. Финансирование Договора осуществляется в рамках выполнения государственного контракта №2024187309302412246200400 от 21.05.2020г., на изготовления ракет-носителей «Ангара-А5 2193-71757-71760» для нужд МО РФ.
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #547 on: 03/01/2022 10:58 am »
Director General of the #Khrunichev Center (part of Roscosmos) Alexey Varochko spoke about the number of #Angara launch vehicles currently in production at the Polyot Production Association:

https://twitter.com/roscosmos/status/1498617918975844352

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #548 on: 03/16/2022 07:03 pm »
A little video showing the preparation of first Angara-A5M. Its serial number will be 72901.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #549 on: 06/24/2022 01:45 am »
The Angara-A5DM-03 Persei (71754/2L) launcher set for an Q4 2022/Q1 2023 EKS/Tundra/Kupol launch shipped to Plesetsk on 16 May 2022.

Subscription Paywalled Article: Angara-5 to carry its first satellite
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #550 on: 06/24/2022 03:37 pm »
The Angara-A5DM-03 Persei (71754/2L) launcher set for an Q4 2022/Q1 2023 EKS/Tundra/Kupol launch shipped to Plesetsk on 16 May 2022.

Subscription Paywalled Article: Angara-5 to carry its first satellite
So far all launches of the Angara-A5 variant carried so far have lofted payload simulators (not satellites) into orbit, so the upcoming Angara-A5 launch will be the first launch of this Angara variant with a satellite (in which case the Angara-1.2 is the first Angara variant to orbit a satellite). Is it possible that Russia wanted to launch a satellite aboard the Angara-1.2 variant first before launching one aboard the Angara-A5 variant because the Angara-1.2 is the baseline Angara variant?
« Last Edit: 06/24/2022 08:50 pm by Vahe231991 »

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #551 on: 06/24/2022 04:09 pm »
The Angara-A5DM-03 Persei (71754/2L) launcher set for an Q4 2022/Q1 2023 EKS/Tundra/Kupol launch shipped to Plesetsk on 16 May 2022.

Subscription Paywalled Article: Angara-5 to carry its first satellite
So far all launches of the Angara-A5M carried so far have lofted payload simulators (not satellites) into orbit, so the upcoming Angara-A5M launch will be the first launch of this Angara variant with a satellite (in which case the Angara-1.2 is the first Angara variant to orbit a satellite). Is it possible that Russia wanted to launch a satellite aboard the Angara-1.2 variant first before launching one aboard the Angara-A5M variant because the Angara-1.2 is the baseline Angara variant?
A5M version has yet to fly. Only the base version of A5 has flown.

Baseline versions
A1.1 (deferred family baseline) replaces Rockot, Strela, and Kosmos families. Matches two stage Soyuz-2.1v capabilities.
A1.2PP  (A1.2 original two stage baseline with the PP added to distinguish it from the new baseline) replaces Tysklon and Dnepr families.
A1.2 (new flight optimized two stage baseline with custom non URM stage) performs A1.1 and A1.2PP roles.
A3 (deferred)
A5 (active)
A5M (A5 Modernized) in development and testing
A5V (A5M with its kerolox URM-2 third stage replaced with the new hydrolox URM-2V third stage)
« Last Edit: 06/24/2022 04:41 pm by russianhalo117 »

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #552 on: 06/24/2022 08:51 pm »
The Angara-A5DM-03 Persei (71754/2L) launcher set for an Q4 2022/Q1 2023 EKS/Tundra/Kupol launch shipped to Plesetsk on 16 May 2022.

Subscription Paywalled Article: Angara-5 to carry its first satellite
So far all launches of the Angara-A5M carried so far have lofted payload simulators (not satellites) into orbit, so the upcoming Angara-A5M launch will be the first launch of this Angara variant with a satellite (in which case the Angara-1.2 is the first Angara variant to orbit a satellite). Is it possible that Russia wanted to launch a satellite aboard the Angara-1.2 variant first before launching one aboard the Angara-A5M variant because the Angara-1.2 is the baseline Angara variant?
A5M version has yet to fly. Only the base version of A5 has flown.

Baseline versions
A1.1 (deferred family baseline) replaces Rockot, Strela, and Kosmos families. Matches two stage Soyuz-2.1v capabilities.
A1.2PP  (A1.2 original two stage baseline with the PP added to distinguish it from the new baseline) replaces Tysklon and Dnepr families.
A1.2 (new flight optimized two stage baseline with custom non URM stage) performs A1.1 and A1.2PP roles.
A3 (deferred)
A5 (active)
A5M (A5 Modernized) in development and testing
A5V (A5M with its kerolox URM-2 third stage replaced with the new hydrolox URM-2V third stage)
I corrected my post whereby "Angara-A5M" is changed to "Angara-A5". Sorry for my oversight.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #553 on: 06/27/2022 05:03 pm »
Roscosmos showed new photos of #AngaraA5NZh - a full-size mockup of Angara A5 which will be used to test the new launch site and it's systems on Vostochny cosmodrome.

https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1541399453927710720

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #554 on: 06/27/2022 05:10 pm »
And here are the construction elements of the first Angara A5 to launch from Vostochny cosmodrome. The final assembly is scheduled for the mid Summer.

https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1541399946469023751

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #555 on: 06/27/2022 05:13 pm »
The Angara-A5DM-03 Persei (71754/2L) launcher set for an Q4 2022/Q1 2023 EKS/Tundra/Kupol launch shipped to Plesetsk on 16 May 2022.

Subscription Paywalled Article: Angara-5 to carry its first satellite
The Angara-1.2/AM (71603?/2L) launcher set for an Q4 2022 Kosmos launch (A1.2/AM second test flight) entered its shipping preparation to Plesetsk on 16 June 2022.

Subscription Paywalled Article: Another Angara-1.2 is planned in 2022
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #556 on: 07/14/2022 03:49 pm »
NTS directs switch to the more powerful Angara-A5M after PTK testing on Angara-A5P for the operational flights of the new PTK ROS crew Cargo Vehicle version intended for ROSS.

Subscription Paywalled Content: Russia formulates new requirements for future crew transport

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #557 on: 07/22/2022 01:19 pm »
Roscosmos showed photos of #Angara1.2 in Khrunichev Center which will be sent to Plesetsk and will perform the last test flight for this type of launch vehicles. Without Z so far, but there’s no fairing on the photo.

https://twitter.com/katlinegrey/status/1549272167078105088

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #558 on: 07/30/2022 09:43 am »

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #559 on: 07/30/2022 10:59 am »
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