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“Angara-A5” will soon become much cheaper, promise in Roskosmos
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“Angara-A5” will soon become much cheaper, promise in Roskosmos 

The new Angara-A5 heavy-class space rocket is now three times more expensive than the Proton-M predecessor, but will soon become cheaper. This was reported in the press service of the state corporation Roscosmos.

 Rocket of the Angara

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Previously, from documents of the Khrunichev Center (structure of Roscosmos) it became known that one “Angara-A5” currently worth 7 billion rubles. At the same time, the production of Proton-M for launching the telecommunications satellite Express-AMU4, according to data from the government procurement site, will cost 2.33 billion rubles.

Roskosmos explains the high assembly costs new missiles in two cities – Moscow and Omsk, as well as piece manufacture. But now the Khrunichev Center has signed a contract with the Russian Defense Ministry for the serial production of Angara missiles. In total, four launch vehicles will be manufactured.

The cost of each Angara-A5 for the Ministry of Defense under the contract for the continuation of flight tests is already less than 5 billion rubles. And after the consolidation of the entire missile production cycle in Omsk, the cost will drop to 4 billion rubles.

The Angara-A5 will still remain much more expensive

However, by 2024, when the Angara will be mass-produced, its cost will remain one and a half times higher than that of Proton-M. Angara-A5 is to be replaced by Proton-M, which is launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome rented from Kazakhstan and is scheduled for decommissioning in 2025.

The first launch of the Angara-A5 rocket took place in December 2014 from the cosmodrome in Plesetsk. Then, the satellite’s model was also put into geostationary orbit. According to a source in the RIA Novosti agency in the rocket and space industry, the second test launch is tentatively scheduled for November 3, 2020.

The rocket with the Briz-M booster will be put into geostationary orbit (a circular orbit with an altitude of 35.78 thousand kilometers ) spacecraft layout. : ///

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