“Angara” Worked as Planned
Today, December 23, 2014, the first Russian launch vehicle (LV) of heavy class “Angara-A5” was successfully launched.
The booster “Angara-A5” developed by Khrunichev FSUE, on December 23, 2014 at 08:57 MSK in normal mode was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region. The upper stage “Briz-M” with the mass-dimensional layout was successfully separated at 09:09 MSK.
This is the first experimental launch of heavy version LV “Angara-A5” and the second in a series of tests – in July 2014 it was successfully launched a lighter version of LV “Angara-1.2P.”
Space missile complex “Angara” was designed on the basis of the modern Russian technology and built in a modular principle. The series consists of several types of rockets, are divided by the mass of output payload. Liquid rocket engines of LV “Angara” RD-191 were developed by NPO “Energomash” and use environmentally friendly fuel – oxygen and kerosene.