Russia's Soyuz 5 launcher (updates)


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This thread will also cover updates about the Federation manned spacecraft, which will replace Soyuz.






11/04/2018 11:44


The commission of the State Corporation "ROSKOSMOS" accepted the outline design of the new medium carrier rocket "Soyuz-5", which will also be used to test the key elements of the space rocket complex of the super-heavy class developed by RSC Energia.


The document was developed in cooperation with RCC Progress, NPO Energomash, SIC RKP, KBHA, NPC AP, automation NPO, branch of FSUE TsENKI - NIISK, TsNIIMash, IPU RAS, TsNIISM, NPO Technomash, IRZ, IT NGO, OKB "Spectrum", "IRZ-Svyaz" and FGBOU VO "Moscow Technological University".


The developers carried out a large amount of design studies to determine the shape and characteristics of the medium-range missile complex, which confirmed the possibility of launching manned transport vehicles weighing up to 15.5 tons into orbit, as well as the launch of automatic spacecraft (using an accelerating unit) into near-earth orbits and off trajectories to the bodies of the solar system.


In addition, the document reflects the scope of the necessary works to modernize the ground infrastructure facilities of the Zenit-M space rocket complex at the Baikonur cosmodrome for use as part of the Soyuz-5 complex.


"Soyuz-5" is a two-stage medium-class carrier rocket with a sequential arrangement of stages. Her production is planned for the RCC "Progress" (Samara).


The technical specifications of the Soyuz-5 launch vehicle are as follows: the starting mass is about 530 tons, the length is 61.87 meters (with the transport manned spacecraft Federation 65.9 m), the diameter is 4.1 m, the first stage engine is RD171MV, the engine of the second stage is RD0124MS. Fuel components: oxidizer - liquid oxygen, fuel - naphthyl. The mass of the payload to the low Earth orbit from the Baikonur cosmodrome is about 18 tons.




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Their budget issues will cause much of this. 



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Oh, wow. That's gonna severely hold back the programme by a year, at least. Ouch. :no:

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Soyuz 5 contracts signed



Today, July 17, 2018, Roskosmos State Corporation has signed a state contract with RSC Energia for the creation of a new-generation middle class space rocket complex with a Soyuz-5 carrier rocket.


The document, in the presence of the Director General of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin, in the pavilion "Cosmonautics and Aviation" at VDNKh, was signed by: Nikolay Sevastyanov, First Deputy General Director of the State Corporation Roskosmos General Director of RSC Energia Sergey Romanov.


The state contract provides for the development of a draft design, the release of design documentation, ground testing of rocket and complex components, the manufacture of flight samples, as well as flight tests. These works of RSC Energia should be carried out in cooperation with enterprises that are part of the Roskosmos state corporation.


In addition, Dmitry Rogozin held a meeting with Russian ambassadors abroad, in particular, Russian representatives in Japan, Spain, Luxembourg, as well as in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America and Africa on the prospects for the promotion of Russian space activities in these areas remote sensing of the Earth and other projects on space exploration.




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