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Source: the second rocket "Angara" will be sent to Plesetsk in August

The second booster heavy class "Angara-A5" is planned to send to the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the first half of August, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

"Sending a train with the blocks of the rocket "Angara-A5" from the Khrunichev Center in Plesetsk is planned in the first half of August," - said the Agency interlocutor.

Three communication satellites "Gonets-M" ready to be sent to Plesetsk

Three communication satellites "Gonets-M" is ready to be shipped to the Plesetsk cosmodrome, said the company "Information satellite systems named after Reshetnev" ("ISS" enterprise "Roscosmos").

In late June, a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti that in 2020, from Plesetsk is planned to start six "Messenger-M" - three for launch vehicles "Soyuz-2.1 b" in September and November-December. Prior to this "Messenger-M" in orbit rockets "Rokot".

The source said about the first six years of the launch of the satellite "GLONASS"

The first six years of the launch from Plesetsk navigation satellite of new generation "GLONASS-K", which has been postponed several times, is scheduled in August, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

Send it into orbit regularly postponed from March because of delays in its production.

The expert assessed the opportunity to reduce the cost of "Angara" almost twice

Reducing the cost of production of the rocket "Angara-A5" from 7 to 4 billion is not possible, said RIA Novosti member of the Russian Academy of cosmonautics named after Tsiolkovsky, chief analyst of the Association "Digital transport and logistics" Andrei Ionin.

Informed of the financial report of the Khrunichev Centre, it became known that the cost of manufacturing of the carrier rocket heavy class "Angara-A5" is 7 billion rubles, that is three times longer than flying from the Soviet era to the Proton the same capacity. By 2024 it is planned to reduce the cost to 4 billion. Roskosmos explained that the high cost stems from the fact that its Assembly is carried out in two cities - Moscow and Omsk, as well as boxed by the manufacturer. After the transfer of all production in Omsk and move to mass production price of the missile, as promised in the Corporation's approach to the market.

The source told about the plans to launch communication satellites "Gonets"

Six communication satellites "Gonets-M" is scheduled to launch before the end of 2020, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

In February the General Director of company "Messenger" (the operator of the satellite system) Pavel Cherenkov said that the launch of three "Messenger-M" is planned in August-September.

Rocket "Angara" was three times more expensive "Proton"

The cost of manufacturing of the carrier rocket heavy class "Angara-A5" is seven billion rubles, which is three times more than the rocket "proton-M" which it will have to be replaced, should the financial report of the Khrunichev Centre for 2019.

As noted in the document, implementation of measures will allow to reduce the cost of "Angara" by 2024, up to four billion rubles.

A source told the date of the first six years of the start heavy "Angara"

The second test launch of a heavy launch vehicle "Angara-A5" is tentatively scheduled for November 3, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

"Pre-commissioning is scheduled for 3 November," he said.

In the Khrunichev Centre said, what's the benefit of the launch of the "Angara" East

Load capacity of heavy rocket "Angara" with the launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome is 500 pounds higher than located North of Plesetsk, this provides significant financial benefits, said General designer KB "salute" (part of the Center Khrunichev is the manufacturer of the rocket) Sergey Kuznetsov reporters in Moscow.

We are talking about the carrier "Angara-A5", but after upgrading to version "Angara-А5М" payload of the rocket will rise from 24 tonnes to low-earth orbit of up to 27 tonnes, said Kuznetsov.

Source: Russia resumes production of missiles "Roar" without Ukraine

Khrunichev center (part of the Federal space Agency) renew program is the production of light conversion rocket "Rokot" on the basis of shoot-alerting ballistic missiles RS-18 "Stiletto" (UR-100N utth), told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

"The contract was signed between the Ministry of defense and the Khrunichev Center to resume the program," said the source.

The source said about the new postponement of the launch of the satellite "GLONASS-K"

The launch from Plesetsk navigation satellite of new generation "GLONASS-K" pending at the end of July with the possibility of further postponement due to delays in production, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

In may, another Agency source in the industry said the postponement of the launch "GLONASS-K" from the end of June to mid-July. Before the launch was scheduled for may, even earlier - in March.