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“Roscosmos” will not have time as scheduled to launch a manned spacecraft “the Federation”, says the editor ArsTechnica Eric Berger.
The author believes that if the construction of perspective aircraft began a few months ago, the plans for its launch in 2022 is not feasible.
In may, the RIA Novosti source in the rocket and space industry said that Russian companies have begun the manufacture of the body of the first instance of “Federation”.
In April, the head of the Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, has fired employees of rocket-space Corporation “Energy” working on “Federation”.
Manned spacecraft “Federation” is created to fly in deep space, particularly the moon. The first test (unmanned) launch of the product scheduled for 2022 from the Baikonur cosmodrome with the help of the created medium rocket “Soyuz-5” (“Irtysh”).
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