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.
For comparison, the cost of producing rocket "proton-M" to launch telecommunications satellite "Express-АМУ4" according to the website of public procurement is of 2.33 billion rubles contract signed in April 2020.
Thus, by 2024, when the "Angara" will be produced commercially, its cost will remain a half times more what the "Proton-M".
Flight tests of the rocket "Angara-A5" at the Plesetsk cosmodrome began in 2014. They include six launches were so far only one. The second launch is scheduled for fall 2020.
Serial production of missiles in Omsk is planned to be deployed in 2023. Rocket "Angara-A5" will replace the "proton-M", which runs leased from Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome and is scheduled for decommissioning in 2025.