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MOSCOW, April 1 – RIA Novosti State space. research and production center named after MV Khrunichev prepared and sent for examination preliminary design of rocket heavy class “Angara A5V”, which should send a spacecraft to orbit the moon in the second half of the 2020s, the newspaper “Izvestia”.“Roskosmos” plans to use “the Angara “in the lunar mission, the newspaper said. For this four-start is performed. First, “Angara A5V” starts with the lunar lander and interorbital tug. The second launch into orbit shows another tug, he joined with landing the lunar module, after which they will go into lunar orbit. The third launch into orbit shows the main spacecraft with the crew and the last, the fourth – another interorbital tug for docking with the manned transport spacecraft.
“Preliminary design for” Angara A5V “was prepared in a timely manner -. At the end of 2015 and distributed to all relevant research institutes to harmonize scientific and technical board of the state corporation” Roscosmos “will consider it in the near future, after consulting the Research Institute”, – quotes the press service of “Roscosmos” edition.
According to the schedule drawn up “Roscosmos”, the first test flight of the “Angara A5V” will take place in 2026. The newspaper notes that this could push the launch a manned mission to the moon is closer to 2035 as it is necessary to hold a large number of start-ups and tests.