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The “center Khrunichev”, which is included in “Roscosmos”, resumes the manufacture of light conversion rocket “Rokot” without Ukraine. This was told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.
According to the source, the rockets will be produced on the basis of shoot-alerting ballistic missiles RS-18 “Stiletto” (UR-100N utth).
The Ministry of defense and “Khrunichev Center” signed the contract. “After consultation with the Department of defense new missile was called the “Rumble-M”,” — said the source.
The Fund’s “Roar” spent 35 rockets, launched into orbit 75 of the spacecraft for various purposes, including three launches from Baikonur. The programme concluded with the launch on 27 December 2019. Then the rocket put into orbit communication satellites “Gonets-M
Earlier it was reported that the Khrunichev Center is developing a rocket “Rokot-2” with the Russian management system to replace the “Ukrainian” “Roar,” in which the system is designed at the Kharkiv enterprise “Hartron”. After the 2014 Ukraine stopped the supply of this equipment in Russia, making it difficult to conduct launches of the carrier, and he decided to give up.
Booster light class “Roar” has a launch weight of more than a hundred tons and is able to output in low earth orbit payloads up to two tons. The missile has three stages: the first two blocks are accelerating missile RS-18, and the third upper stage “breeze-KM”. Media is created by conversion technologies on the basis of the decommissioned Intercontinental ballistic missile RS-18. The rocket and carrier are done “Khrunichev Centre” (Moscow). The control system for the booster is released Ukrainian “Hartron” (Kharkov).
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