Russia is working on a reusable missile by 2026

It is an understatement to say that Russia lags behind American and European space agencies. The abandonment of Soyuz missiles during the transport of astronauts to the ISS even marks the end of the last great “dependence” of space on Putin’s Russia. In addition to this loss of influence, the Russian space agency Roscosmos is also trying to improve existing technologies. Space X’s Falcon 9 rockets have been able to land vertically since 2015 and are also reusable. Russia is also working on a reusable missile, but it is an understatement to say that the launch of the project is delaying the ignition a little.

Подписан контракт на разработку эскизного проекта космического ракетного комплекса с новотку скизного проекта космического ракетного комплекса с новой ралеми Анкотой –

🚀🌍Первый пуск нашей многоразовой ракеты намечен на 2026 год
🚀🌊 Площадки для приземления ракеты поставят на берегу Охотского моря

– РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) October 5, 2020

Amur was developed in collaboration with the Progress Rocket Space Center and cannot launch into space until 2026! A tweet from Roscosmos succinctly describes the technological steps that will lead to the realization of this rocket. The Amur is smaller than a SpaceX Falcon rocket (but still pretty close in terms of design) and is propelled into space by 5 RD-109 engines. The payload of the machine is 10 tons. If the Amur probably doesn’t have the tech arguments to shake SpaceX, then the financial part doesn’t. The Roscosmos, in fact, mentions a $ 22 million price tag for each launch, an amount roughly three times less than a Falcon 9 rocket launch.

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