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Currently, Russia does not plan to use a conversion rocket “Strela”. This was reported TASS the General Director and chief designer of the Scientific production Association (NPO) of machine building Alexander Leonov.
“Many reasons, including those associated with cooperation on the missile control system and participation of the Ukrainian enterprises, the use of carrier rockets “the Arrow” in the near future”, — said the expert.
According to him, until, while on duty is an Intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) UR-100N utth, the corresponding silo launcher at the Baikonur cosmodrome will be maintained.
In may 2018, it was reported that Russia may resume launching satellites using decommissioned ICBMs RS-20 (“Satan”), thereby reviving the project “Dnepr” without participation of Ukraine.
Liquid two-stage booster light class “Arrow” designed by NPO Mashinostroyenia on the basis of the ICBM RS-18 (UR-100N). Launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome carrier deduced into low earth orbit up to two tons. In the period from December 2003 to December 2014, there have been three (successful) launch. Control system “Arrow” developed by the Kharkov “Hartron” (Ukraine).
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