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The competition heats up: According to one Russian official, the next test flight of Russia’s new Angara rocket will take place before the end of December.
Another Russian news story says that the Angara test program will involve ten flights and that the target cost for the rocket’s most powerful configuration will be around $100 million. Depending on how much payload this configuration can put in orbit, this price makes it very competitive with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy.