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Russia’s Angara rocket not to be used as ICBM

Russia’s new Angara launch vehicle will not be used as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) First Deputy Head Alexander Ivanov said on Monday, July 14, reports ITAR-TASS. 620 more words

Defence Talk

First Angara test flight is a success!

The suborbital test flight was a complete success.  The rocket has been in development since the early 90s, when the nascent Russian Federation realized it needed a completely domestic rocket (no Ukrainian components) that could be launched from within Russia (and not Kazakhstan) in case the former Soviet republics were no longer friendly and which would not use hazardous UDMH/N2O4 propellants (unlike Proton).   40 more words


2014-07-12 Angara Rocket

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The flight of Angara-1.2pp (Russian: Ангара-1.2 первый полет; meaning Angara-1.2 first flight) was the maiden flight of Russia’s Angara series of… 413 more words


Angara Rocket Launch

More Eastern Bloc space news yesterday as Russia debued its Angara 1.2PP rocket with a suborbital trajectory from Mirny (The location of the Russian spaceport 800km north of Moscow) to the Kura Range for a total distance of 5,700km. 40 more words


Why Russia Won't Catch Up in the Space Race

It’s a hard fact of exploratory history that angry people don’t achieve much in space. You have to be patient when you design your rockets, steely-eyed when you launch them and utterly unflappable when you actually get where you’re going. 750 more words

As Putin watches on live feed, Russia's new Angara space rocket fails minutes before blastoff

MOSCOW — The first launch of Russia’s new space rocket after two decades of development was aborted Friday moments before its blastoff as President Vladimir Putin was watching via live feed. 179 more words