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Angara (rocket family)

Russian family of space launch vehicles / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Angara rocket family (Russian: Ангара) is a family of launch vehicles being developed by the Moscow-based Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center. The launch vehicles are to put between 3,800 kg (8,400 lb) and 24,500 kg (54,000 lb) into low Earth orbit and are intended, along with Soyuz-2 variants, to replace several existing launch vehicles.

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Launch of Angara A5
FunctionLaunch vehicle
Country of originRussia
Cost per launchAngara A5: US$100 million (2021) [1]
Height42.7 m (140 ft) - 64 m (210 ft)
WidthAngara 1.2 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
Angara A5 8.86 m (29.1 ft)
Mass171,500 kg (378,100 lb) - 790,000 kg (1,740,000 lb)
Payload to LEO (Plesetsk)
Mass3,800 kg (8,400 lb) - 24,500 kg (54,000 lb)
Payload to GTO (Plesetsk)
Mass5,400 kg (11,900 lb) - 7,500 kg (16,500 lb)
Associated rockets
ComparableNaro-1 used a modified URM-1 first stage
Launch history
Launch sitesPlesetsk, Site 35
Vostochny, Site 1A
Total launches6 (A1.2PP: 1 (suborbital), A1.2: 2, A5: 3)
Success(es)5 (A1.2PP: 1 (suborbital), A1.2: 2, A5: 2)
Partial failure(s)1( A5: 1)
First flightA1.2PP: 9 July 2014
A1.2: 29 April 2022
A5: 23 December 2014
Last flightA1.2: 15 October 2022
A5: 27 December 2021
Boosters (A5) – URM-1
No. boosters4 (see text)
Powered by1 RD-191
Maximum thrust1,920 kN (430,000 lbf) (Sea level)
Total thrust7,680 kN (1,730,000 lbf) (Sea level)
Specific impulse310.7 s (3.047 km/s) (Sea level)
Burn time214 seconds
First stage – URM-1
Powered by1 RD-191
Maximum thrust1,920 kN (430,000 lbf) (Sea level)
Specific impulse310.7 s (3.047 km/s) (Sea level)
Burn timeAngara 1.2: 214 seconds
Angara A5: 325 seconds
Second stage – URM-2
Powered by1 RD-0124A
Maximum thrust294.3 kN (66,200 lbf)
Specific impulse359 s (3.52 km/s)
Burn timeAngara A5: 424 seconds
Third stage (A5) – Briz-M (optional)
Powered by1 S5.98M
Maximum thrust19.6 kN (4,400 lbf)
Specific impulse326 s (3.20 km/s)
Burn time3,000 seconds
Third stage (A5) – KVTK (optional, under development)
Powered by1 RD-0146D
Maximum thrust68.6 kN (15,400 lbf)
Specific impulse463 s (4.54 km/s)
Burn time1,350 seconds