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#1 DocM

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Posted 26 June 2014 - 08:36

A suborbital launch for Angara 1.2 #1, impacting in the Kamchatka Peninsula.

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First Angara Rocket on Pad for Friday Test Launch

PLESETSK, Russia, June 25, 2014

(Khrunichev PR) – Today the first integrated launch vehicle of the Angara-1.2 family was transferred to the launch complex at the MoD State Testing Cosmodrome (Plesetsk Cosmodrome) in the Archangelsk Region. Angara-1.2ML (“Maiden Launch”) was installed on the launch pad.

The go-ahead for the roll-out was given by the State Commission for Flight Testing of Spacecraft Launch Systems at its meeting on Tuesday, June 24.

The launch of the light-lift Angara-1.2ML is scheduled for June 27 and begins the flight tests of launch vehicles belonging to the latest Russian space rocket complex, Angara.

The purpose of the Angara-1.2ML launch is injecting Stage 2 and a mass/dimensional dummy payload, the latter not to be separated, to a ballistic trajectory. The stack is subsequently expected to reach its targeted impact area in the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Angara Launch Vehicle Family
The Angara Space Launch System represents the next-generation modularized launch vehicles that will be built around two common rocket common core boosters (CCBs) using oxygen-kerosene engines URM 1 and URM 2, respectively.

The Angara product line includes lightweight to heavy-lift launchers featuring LEO payload capabilities of 3.8 MT to 35 MT (Angara A7).
The LOX/kerosene common core booster (CCB or URM) is a wholesome structure that includes an oxidizer tank, a fuel tank (both tanks being coupled by a spacer) and a propulsion bay.

Each CCB is fit with one RD 191 high-power liquid engine. This engine is being developed on the basis of (1) the four-chamber engine used earlier by the Energia launch vehicle and (2) the RD 170/171 engine still in operation on the Zenit LV.

One CCB (URM) is used by the light-weight Angara 1.2 LV. The maximum number of CCBs is seven (Angara А7).

A prototype of Angara’s first stage, URM-1, has been flight-tested on three occasions (2009, 2010, 2013) as part of Korea’s KSLV-1.

Angara 1.2 will use Breeze-KM as its upper stage. (This upper stage has been successfully tested in combination with Rockot, a conversion- program launcher.). Angara A5 will use Breeze-M or KVTK as its upper stage.

The high degree of modularity combined with the unique design solutions employed would allow any member of the Angara family to be launched from the same pad.

Editor’s Note: Finally, Khrunichev has a mission in which slamming the payload into the ground won’t count as a failure. C’mon guys, you certainly know how to do this. Don’t screw it up!


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Angra family (excluding Angara 7 which is still up in the air)
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Posted 28 June 2014 - 04:42

Launch scrubbed.

Technical issue - no new date.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:48

Angara will try again on Wed. July 9

http://www.space-tra...rocket_999.html

#4 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 07 July 2014 - 23:49

ok but where will the 'warhead' be targeting? :p



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 00:18

Kamchatka peninsula. It's a suborbital flight.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 07:35

1 day to go! Looking forward to the crash n burn! :p



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Posted 08 July 2014 - 09:48

Hopefully in Kamchatka, not some village.

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 14:24

Burning down villages seems more like a Chinese trademark :p



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 13:08

Launch! Sounds like a success so far.

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http://tvzvezda.ru/n...091539-oob6.htm

Painful Google translation

Was successfully launched rocket "Angara-1.2PP." She launched from Plesetsk on July 9 at 16 hours 04 minutes. Previously, July 5, the State Commission held a meeting, which decided to launch readiness for launch. The Commission found no objective reason to delay continued testing at a later date.

When you first start "Angara" should bring the second stage launch vehicle with the detachable part of the dimensions and layout of the payload mass. Spacecraft is a modern design with environmentally friendly engines. The new missile will allow in the future to abandon toxic fuels such as heptyl.

Enter rockets "Angara" operation is strategic for Russia. Thereafter, the country can run all kinds of spacecraft from Russian territory, which will provide the country independent access to space.



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 15:05


Enter rockets "Angara" operation is strategic for Russia. Thereafter, the country can run all kinds of spacecraft from Russian territory, which will provide the country independent access to space.

 

I thought they already had independent access to space?



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Posted 09 July 2014 - 15:18

Their Baikonur Cosmodrome is in Kazakhstan, independent since the fall of the USSR, which has been giving them grief by increasing the yearly bribe fee for its use and filing complaints about fallen boosters.

Fix: improve existing and build new spaceports in Russia.