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The program of creation Russian reusable manned spacecraft will retain its name, but the first flight model can get the name “eagle”, reports RIA Novosti news Agency the statement of the General Director of “Rosatom” Dmitry Rogozin.
“Is this idea the engineers, because the so-called first Russian sailing military ship [of Peter], first flagship of the Russian fleet. “Federation” — the name of the development work, the name that has passed the test,” said the Manager.
According to him, “the name of the ship, which has passed testing and the work that has been done — two different things”.
In April Rogozin suggested that the prospective Russian manned and cargo ships to be named after the first ship built by Peter I.
Then the Manager announced the dismissal of employees of rocket-space Corporation “Energy” working on “Federation”.
In March, the head of the Corporation said that the future reusable manned spacecraft will get a “male name”.
In November 2018, the sources said that the establishing in Russia a rocket middle class “Soyuz-5” plan, at the initiative of Rogozin, was named in honor of the Irtysh river — the most polluted rivers of Siberia.
The development of the “Federation” started in 2009. Spaceship earth version needs to accommodate six people, in the lunar four. The cargo version of the Federation is able to deliver into orbit two tons of cargo, and return up to half a ton. The first (unmanned) launch of manned spacecraft from the Baikonur cosmodrome with the help of “Soyuz-5” noticed on 2022.
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