[FPSPACE] "Twitter" Rogozin: Baikonur will be used by Russia to launch rockets from old Zenit pads
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Putin sets task of accelerating work on super-heavy rocket
Science <http://tass.com/science> & Space
May 22, 17:55 UTC+3
The president set a task for Russia's state space corporation to accelerate
work by means of developing the technologies presented by general designers,
according to deputy PM Rogozin
SOCHI, May 22. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has set a task of
accelerating work on a super-heavy rocket, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry
Rogozin told journalists on Monday after a government meeting on the space
"We looked at a serious perspective - a perspective of developing a
super-heavy-class rocket," he said. "The president set a task for Roscosmos
[Russia's state space corporation] to accelerate work by means of developing
the technologies presented by general designers."
According to Rogozin, the government has approved a plan of further use of
the Baikonur spaceport, which will be discussed in Kazakhstan within days.
"We plan to immediately start work on a medium-class rocket that would be
competitive with the United States' latest developments on the commercial
services market," he said, adding that this rocket will have a carrying
capacity of 17 tonnes.
Apart from that, in his words, it is planned to use Baikonur's launching pad
for Zenit rockets. He said this work will be part of the plan for the
development of a super-heavy-class rocket and stressed the importance of
large-scale cooperation with Kazakhstan.
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