Rogozin: the first launches of the Angara super-heavy rocket are planned in 2026
The first launches of super-heavy Angara missiles are scheduled for 2026. This was told by the head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin.
The head of the state corporation clarified that the Angara missiles are built on a modular basis, that is, they are assembled from the same type of universal modules. “In order to achieve the super-heavy class, the third stage is installed with a hydrogen engine,” explained the head of Roscosmos.
Rogozin said that super-heavy rockets are distinguished by increased payload capacity, and also recalled that the Russian Soyuz-2 rocket is capable of lifting from seven to eight tons into a low reference orbit. “Now Angara is withdrawing 24 tons and 27 tons from the Vostochny cosmodrome due to its more southern location,” he said, adding that hydrogen-powered rockets will withdraw 37 tons each.
According to him, “Angara” makes it possible to launch powerful and heavy satellites into distant orbits. “Including to distant planets,” the head of the state corporation said in an interview with the Zvezda TV channel.
We will remind, on the eve of Rogozin announced plans of Roscosmos to begin the deployment of the Russian Orbital Service Station (ROSS) in five to six years.