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February 26, 2015
Next Launch of Heavy Angara-5 Rocket Due Next Year
Moscow, Russia (Sputnik) Feb 26, 2015
The next launch of Russia's newest ecologically friendly heavy-class Angara-A5 carrier rocket is scheduled for 2016, Andrei Kalinovsky, the acting head of the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, said Wednesday. "The rocket will be ready this year, the launch has been scheduled for 2016," he told reporters. The maiden launch of Angara-A5 took place in December 2014. The rocket successfully launched a dummy payload into orbit. The Angara family of space-launch vehicles ... read more

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