Russia will carry out final flight tests of the latest Angara-1.2 light carrier rocket. Aerospace Force Commander-in-Chief Sergei Surovikin said that Angara-1.2 light carrier rocket would require three test-launches on Friday.
“As part of the experimental design work, the flight tests of the Angara space rocket are taking place. They envisage six launches of the Angara-A5 heavy rocket and three launches of the Angara-1.2 light carrier,” Surovikin said in an interview with the Defence Ministry’s Krasnaya Zvezda newspaper.
Two qualification test-launches have been already carried out.
The Angara rocket family is a family of space-launch vehicles being developed by the Moscow-based Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Centre. The manufacture and the delivery of an Angara-1.2 carrier rocket for the launch of Gonets-M Nos. 33, 34 and 35 satellites.
Russia plans to produce eight Angara-A5 rockets (including its crewed version) and two light-class Angara-1.2 carriers a year after the enterprise reaches its designed capacity