all countries-members of "space club" are maintaining full-scale
development programmes aimed at bringing into commercial service the new
generation of highly-effective launch vehicles (LV).
New launchers are planned to be reliable, cheap and have remarkable level of
for Russia that assured access to space can be guaranteed only on the
basis of advanced space technology and must be considered of highest
state priority. The key element in overcoming this challenge is
"Angara" LV family.
Angara LV Family Rationale
the recent years Khrunichev Space Centre is being developing the new
generation LV family, which will be:
well fitted into Russian Federation Space program;
highly competitive in the world launch service market;
fully manufacturing by Russian industry.
Angara LV family will utilise eco-friendly fuel
and will be prepared and launched from Plesetsk cosmodrome.
family will be capable to serve all the foreseen demands of launch
service market, covering the injection from small spacecraft into LEO
till heavy and most complicated communication satellites directly into
of Government Agencies
studies and conceptual design
development, ground qualification and validation tests