VIA ROSCOSMOS PAO
NITS RKP, Peresvet, completed firing tests of Universal Rocket Module URM-2 for Angara launcher.
Cold testing of URM-2 with kerosene filling, as well as totally-filled system tests, had been conducted successfully. The firing test, aimed at confirming URM proper operation as a part of Angaraâ€™s third stage, took place on Nov. 18 at test bench 102 (TB-102), the largest test bench in Europe.
URM-2 is to be used in the third stage of the rocket. The first and second sessions of the cold firing tests have been completed in June-July.
Angaraâ€™s URM-1 bench tests were completed in 2009.
Development of the Angara launcher is the high-priority national objective. Angaraâ€˜s customers are Russian Federal Space Agency and the Ministry of Defense. Khrunichev Space Center is the prime contractor in the project.
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Russiaâ€™s advanced super heavy-lift launcher to use modified propulsion of Energia rocket developed under Energia-Buran project, KBKhA DG Vladimir Rachuk told Interfax-AVN.
He reminded that oxygen-hydrogen engine RD-0120 designed by KBKhA was used in Energia project. Development of the advanced super heavy-lift launcher is to begin in 2018.