New delays for Angara

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Because of budget constraints Russia has been forced to delay by at least a year the construction of the launchpad facilities at Vostochny for their new Angara family of rockets.

Angara’s first test flights from Vostochny will now not happen before 2021. It seems to me that by the time they get this rocket off the ground it will already be obsolete.

One comment

  • Localfluff

    That will be 30 years from design started until first test launch. A1 and A5 first stages have flown successfully already, I thought that meant that it would be complete any time now. But another 5 years, sigh. I wonder if there are more problems than financial. Maybe the two test flights revealed horrible things.

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