Roscosmos Discussed the Possibility of Reducing the Cost of Engines for the Angara Rocket

Angara-A5 launch (Credit: Russian Aerospace Forces)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — The Proton-PM company (part of the integrated structure of NPO Energomash of the Roscosmos State Corporation) was visited on February 10–11, 2022 by a Roscosmos delegation headed by Igor Novikov, Director of the Department for the Implementation of the Program for the Creation of a Super Heavy Space Rocket Complex. During the two-day visit, the parties considered the issues of quality control of the manufacture of the RD-191 rocket engine and its modifications for the Angara launch vehicles, the transfer of their production from the developer enterprise, which is NPO Energomash, to the serial plant – Proton-PM, measures to reduce product cost.

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South Korea Plans Maiden Flight of Nuri Launch Vehicle in October

by Douglas Messier
Managing Editor

South Korea has set an October date for the maiden flight of the nation’s first fully domestically developed satellite launch vehicle, the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) announced. Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning Hyesuk Lim approved KARI’s plan to conduct flight tests of the new Nuri booster from the Naro Space Center on Oct. 21 and May 19, 2022.

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