Layouts “Federation”Photo credit: Federal space Agency
Flight tests of the new Russian spacecraft “Federation” can move from 2022 to 2025, and guilty of the failures and delays will be announced the former leadership of RSC Energia and Roscosmos, told RIA Novosti two sources in the space industry.
“Now in connection with the return of the program of manned launches from the rocket “Soyuz-5” with “Angara-A5” is discussing the possibility of another postponement of flight tests of the ship “Federation”. For example, the first flight offered to move in 2025″, — said one of interlocutors of the Agency.
The fact that this discussion confirmed the Agency a source in RKK “Energy” involved in the development of the new ship. According to him, “all the setbacks and delays will be blamed on the former management of RSC Energia and Roscosmos”.
In July, the General Director of Energia Vladimir Solntsev wrote the application about dismissal at own will. Post your CEO will leave on August 3.
In January, the “Energy” of the application at own will in connection with the retirement wrote to the General designer of “Federation” Nikolai Bryukhanov. Currently the position of chief designer of advanced space complexes in Corporation free.
In June 2017, Igor Komarov, who led the “Roscosmos” until may 2018, said that the first (unmanned) launch of the “Federation” will take place on the rocket “Soyuz-5” in 2022 from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
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