Reusable transport space system” began to be produced case of the prototype of the space ship “Argo”, reported RIA Novosti the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Russian company Sergey Sopov.
“Signed a contract to build the composite hull for the prototype ship. Now we are working together with the specialists of the manufacturer on the design and production of accessory for direct creation of housing,” — said a top Manager.
Sopov said that the composite chassis of the prototype Argo decided to order in Germany, because in Russia there is no corresponding technology. Subsequently, the serial production of composite bodies is planned to organize in Russia.
“Thus, the prototype of the case can be supplied for installation of equipment and commencement of ground testing in the first half of 2021,” said Sopov.
In September 2019 owned by Grigory Berezkin to the publication RBK reported that Roskosmos plans to develop a reusable commercial spaceship “Argo”, which will be similar to the apparatus of American Dragon company SpaceX.
Reusable cargo spacecraft “Argo” to deliver up to two tons of cargo to the International space station and up to one ton of cargo back. The aircraft needs 58 percent consist of composite materials. The first test launch of “Argo” is scheduled for 2024.
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