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Funding for the development of missiles "Angara" has increased 1.7 times

Funding for the creation and testing of carrier rockets "Angara" for the Vostochny space centre increased by 1.7 times - from 26 to 45 billion rubles for the period up to 2026. It follows from the Roskosmos posted on the procurement website.

In 2015, experimental design work (OKR) "Cupid" on creation of space rocket complex heavy class on the East for the period to 2025 planned $ 32.4 billion. In 2018, this amount was reduced to 26.2 billion rubles. The money was planned to develop a rocket "Angara-A5" East and conduct flight tests, including three start-up.

The content "Roscosmos", which is now on the ROC "Cupid" needs to spend a 45.5 billion rubles.

In April it was reported that Roskosmos wants to increase funding for the OKR Amur to 65 billion rubles. In a press-service of the Corporation then explained to RIA Novosti that it is connected with the creation of the modernized rocket "Angara-А5М", which will also be used for manned launches.

At the end of June it became known that the cost of manufacturing of the carrier rocket heavy class "Angara-A5" is seven billion, three times more than its predecessor "Proton-M". The Russian space Agency then explained that the high cost of missiles due to its Assembly in two cities — Moscow and Omsk, as well as boxed by the manufacturer. While the Corporation has assured that in mass production the cost of "Angara-A5" will be closer to the market.

Earlier it was reported that the first launch of "Angara-A5" from the East is planned in 2023 with unmanned spacecraft "eagle". The second and third launches are planned in 2024, again unmanned ship "eagle" and heavy spacecraft. From 2019 on the East is the construction of the launch complex for the Angara rocket.

"Angara" - a family of environmentally friendly carrier rockets of different classes. It includes light vehicles "Angara-1.2", medium - "Angara-A3", heavy "Angara-A5" upgraded "Angara-А5М", heavy duty vehicles, "Angara-А5В".