“Heavy” Angara Installed on Plesetsk Launch Site
The carrier rocket of heavy class “Angara” is installed on the launch pad of Plesetsk launch site for the first start-up.
This was said to Tass agency by a source in the space industry. “Today is the second starting day. On this day we are testing electrical system of booster,” the agency interlocutor told.
We recall that it is planned to launch a rocket on December 23 at 08:58 Moscow time.
Earlier it was planned that the launch will take place on December 25. However, the Khrunichev Center decided to change the date. What was the reason, the research center did not say.
“Angara” is designed to replace in 10 years the Soviet rocket “Proton”. Unlike the Proton, which can only be launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, “Angara” can start from other sites located on the territory of Russia.