The need to increase the cost of development of the Angara rocket are due to the creation of its modernized version, including for launches from the East starting in 2023. About it RIA Novosti reported the press service of the Roscosmos.
The representatives of Rosatom reminded that the final decision to migrate on the Eastern test new manned spacecraft “eagle” on the rocket “Angara А5П” adopted in September 2019, when Vladimir Putin visited the construction site of the second turn of the cosmodrome.
Earlier it became known that, according to the materials of the Roscosmos, the financing of the project “Angara” for the East plan to increase to 65 billion rubles — 2.5 times more expensive than planned.
Pre-work on the new “Angara” is the Khrunichev Center together with the Rocket and space Corporation “Energia”. The booster will be equipped with upgraded engines with increased thrust, moreover, the device will get the opportunity to work in derated mode. The first launch of unmanned spacecraft “eagle” is scheduled for 2023.