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At the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region passed the second trial throwing heavy Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-28 “Sarmat”. This is the official organ of the Russian defence Ministry newspaper “Red Star”.
It is clarified that the tests confirmed the characteristics of the rocket at the initial stage of the flight.
“The next test allowed to confirm characteristics of the complex during prelaunch preparation and in the initial stage of a missile. In addition, the SRF assessed the correctness of the scheme design and technical decisions underlying the creation of the missile complex”, — stated in the material edition.
Date of test not reported. 29 March from the Plesetsk the rocket was launched “Soyuz-2.1 V”, which put into orbit a satellite for military purposes.
The successful test of the RS-28 March 1, announced President Vladimir Putin in his address to the Federal Assembly. During the President’s speech was first shown footage of a missile launch. The Russian leader noted that systems that can reflect the impact of the “Sarmatian” does not exist yet.
The newest heavy rocket “Sarmat” are planned to be put into service in 2019-2020. Work on the project began in 2011, created the rocket change was developed and serially produced in the USSR complex “Voevoda”. In March 2018, a Deputy defense Minister Yuri Borisov said that recovery will begin soon.
According to the developers, “Sarmat”, carrying a payload of ten tons, it has a range of about 16 thousand kilometers. The rocket is able to reach the enemy on a ballistic trajectory passing through the South pole and also move under the radar.
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