The head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin on December 19 visited the branch of the State Research and Production Space Center named after M.V. Khrunicheva – Production Association “Flight” in Omsk. During this visit, he announced the date of the first launch of the Russian spacecraft for flights to the Moon – December 15, 2023. In addition, interesting photos from the enterprise were published.
At present, the reconstruction and technical re-equipment of the “Flight” is being carried out there – the technological equipment for the serial production of carrier rockets of the “Angara” family will be concentrated here. The delegation examined the construction site, the progress of reconstruction of external communications of production and auxiliary areas.
In the workshop for final assembly of launch vehicles, the delegation saw the current state of the missile units of the third heavy-class flight missile “Angara-A5”, as well as the components of the missile units of the fourth “Angara-A5” and the light launch vehicle “Angara-1.2”. In addition, the visitors visited the control and test station for the Angara-1.2 missile, as well as the pneumatic testing areas of the blocks.
In the tank manufacturing workshop, a small finishing area, welding and assembly areas were examined, and special attention was paid to the construction of two power foundations for the installation of new machines. The latter will allow more efficient processing of large-sized parts for Angara-A5 launch vehicles.
During this visit, Dmitry Rogozin also met with the staff of the enterprise. He congratulated the workers on the successful launch of Angara-A5 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome on December 14, 2020. Prior to this, the heavy launch vehicle was launched only once – in December 2014.
Angara is a family of environmentally friendly launch vehicles of various classes, which do not use aggressive and toxic propellants. The basis for their creation is the URM-1 and URM-2 universal rocket modules. For example, the light “Angara-1.2” uses one URM-1, and the heavy “Angara-A5” uses five URM-1. There is also the medium version of the Angara-A3, the heavy Angara-A5M and the high-capacity carrier Angara-A5V, on which great hopes are pinned.
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