Angara Delayed Another Year

Russia’s Angara booster, set for its initial launch next year, has been delayed again, according to RIA Novosti:

Test launches of Russia’s new generation Angara booster rockets will begin no later than 2013, a spokesman for the Russian Space Forces said. Alexei Zolotukhin said work to build on-ground infrastructure of the space complex for launches of Angara carrier rockets is currently in active stage at Russia’s northern space center Plesetsk.

Angara is a family of rockets designed to place 2 to 40.5 metric tons into low Earth orbit. It is designed to replace several existing lines of rockets.

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