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Offline pm1823

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #20 on: 09/02/2008 06:59 PM »
New press-release on the russian part of Khrunichev's site:
http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=750

To the FKP NIC RKP (the former NII HIMMASH, town Peresvet, Sergiev-Posad district, Moscow region) is delivered universal rocket module URM-2 of LV Angara  for undertaking the fire test.

The Family of the LVs Angara is a new generation of LV, based of the universal rocket module with oxygen-kerosine engine from light to heavy classes within the range of payload capacity from 1,5 t to 25 tons on LEO.

The launch pad for LVs Angara, on the russian cosmodrome Plesetsk, is unique technical decision, which allow with one pad to realize launching of all LVs in the Angara family.


« Last Edit: 09/02/2008 07:05 PM by pm1823 »

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #21 on: 11/02/2008 06:00 PM »
Details on Russian Space Web for a proposed Angara-7, with about double the payload of a Proton.  It would use six RD-191 boosters, a beefed up core and expanded upper stages.

Depends of course on funding and actual payload demand, so I wouldn't expect to see it developed until the end of next decade.  Could it use an existing Angara pad without significant modifications?   I wonder what the price of a mass-produced RD-191 is?  Lockheed-Martin certainly got a bargain on the RD-180 with their order of 101 units--about $10 million/unit.

Angara seems to be the "universal rocket" that could replace virtually the entire stable of Russian rockets.  I think it will eventually displace all of the hypergolic-fueled launchers, just as Long March 5 should replace nearly all existing Chinese launchers.

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/angara7.html
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #22 on: 11/09/2008 10:47 PM »
Angara-7 can't use the existing pad in Plesetsk. An entire new pad would be necessary and elsewhere (Vostochny?). Anyway with the likely shrinking of the space activity in the next years due to financial crash, I am thinking that such an Angara version has no chance to see the light...

The present versions of Angara (1 to 5) will be not man-rated, so they can't replace soyouz vehicle in the next close years.

I am predicting a standby for new important space hardware developments and more likely an intensive use of venerable spacecrafts and rockets: soyouz, progress...
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #24 on: 06/19/2009 03:01 PM »
A bit of update from Khrunichev:  http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=1136  (in Russian)

re: URM-1 firing tests
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #25 on: 06/21/2009 03:03 PM »
As you can view on that picture from ZAK website the Angara 7 version has its mockup but the location of the seven URMs could not fit the wearing table at Plesetsk pad.

So such a version will remain a mockup only...



http://www.russianspaceweb.com/lebourget2009/index.htm
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #26 on: 06/22/2009 12:47 PM »

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #27 on: 06/22/2009 01:11 PM »
Check out my recent article in Aerospace America:

http://www.aiaa.org/aerospace/images/articleimages/pdf/AA_Angara_JAN2009.pdf


Good article.

One thing though: mentions use of Soyuz third stage on Angara 1, not URM-2...
« Last Edit: 06/22/2009 01:21 PM by Stan Black »

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #28 on: 06/22/2009 06:54 PM »
And in the article I think you mention that the Russian government doesn´t use the Ukrainian Zenit anymore. I think this is rather a government objective, but not practice. Considering the future use of the Zenit-3F on Russian scientific missions, such as Phobos-Grunt and Spektr.
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #29 on: 06/22/2009 08:14 PM »
Check out my recent article in Aerospace America:

http://www.aiaa.org/aerospace/images/articleimages/pdf/AA_Angara_JAN2009.pdf
Bet you regret some of the premature speculation now that Rus-M is anounced. It has no chance to fly ahead of Angara (what with KSLV-1 being a flying testbed and a month away from first flight). But it gave a rallying point to the other manufacturers, unnamed in the article.
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #30 on: 06/23/2009 09:36 PM »
Thanks y'all -- comments logged and indexed, for future use.


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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #31 on: 07/30/2009 07:55 PM »
Insiders report on NK forums that the first fire test of URM-1 was completed successfuly a few hours ago.
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #32 on: 07/31/2009 06:03 PM »
Video from OSI1 of URM-1 (Angara's first stage module)

http://video.yandex.ru/users/fractalver/view/4/


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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #33 on: 08/01/2009 01:41 AM »
Check out my recent article in Aerospace America:

http://www.aiaa.org/aerospace/images/articleimages/pdf/AA_Angara_JAN2009.pdf

James, Thanks a lot for your article.
Just a curious history fact - Khrunichev unsuccessfully tried to promote Angara LV for a Australian commercial spaceport project, LV has not been even shortlisted because it simply did not exist at the time (there were multiple attempts to establish spaceport in various locations) as well as vendor could not provide a decent upper stage for GEO/GTO market.     
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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #34 on: 08/04/2009 03:27 PM »
Images of launch pad on site 35 of Plesetsk cosmodrome (July 5):
http://www.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/content/photogallery/gallery_186/index.shtml

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #35 on: 08/04/2009 05:37 PM »
Just a curious history fact - Khrunichev unsuccessfully tried to promote Angara LV for a Australian commercial spaceport project, LV has not been even shortlisted because it simply did not exist at the time (there were multiple attempts to establish spaceport in various locations) as well as vendor could not provide a decent upper stage for GEO/GTO market.     
Interesting, was this at the same time as the proposal to launch Avrora (Soyuz variant) from Christmas Island? As I understand, that idea was squashed when Arianespace signed the contract to launch Soyuz rockets from Kourou. One of the conditions was that the Russians could not sell any Soyuz or variants to any other buyer competing against them.
Plus the Indonesians were not too happy about spent rocket stages flying over them.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #36 on: 10/06/2009 04:06 PM »
Didn't see any notice here of this test -- apparently the first full length URM-1 firing, some 200+ seconds, and a success.

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=1320

Khrunichev chief designer Yuri Bakhvalov is in one of the candid shots.  You can see his name on his badge.

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #37 on: 10/08/2009 12:40 PM »
Angara-A5

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Re: Information about Angara rocket
« Reply #38 on: 10/08/2009 04:03 PM »
Didn't see any notice here of this test -- apparently the first full length URM-1 firing, some 200+ seconds, and a success.

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=1320

Khrunichev chief designer Yuri Bakhvalov is in one of the candid shots.  You can see his name on his badge.

Of course, there was a more important test a few weeks ago, the actual launch of an Angara first stage by the South Koreans.

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