Russian space agency to start producing new heavy launch vehicle

Launch of production of the Angara launch vehicles at Polet production facility is a priority task for Roscosmos state corporation, corporate website reports.

This year’s production of the first batch of the Angara LVs is carefully monitored. While the renovation of Polet is underway, it is intended to produce two Angara-A5 heavy launch vehicles and one Angara-1.2 light LV per year.

In view of that, during the transition period, payload orbiting will be executed using partially the Proton-M launch vehicle, and partially the new Angara LVs. The target production capacity of Angara LVs will be eight heavy LVs and two light LVs per year.

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