Roscosmos has launched development of a new superheavy rocket on the basis of already tested program “Energy-Buran”, said the General Director of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev in an interview with the newspaper “Izvestia”.
“We are with the General designer of rocket complexes “Roscosmos” Alexander Medvedev, the study of super-heavy class carrier with the use of the engine, which we already have, the RD — 171, it becomes the basis of the concept of the super-heavy vehicle,” — said the sun.
With regard to the use of hydrogen circuits for the first and second stages of the carrier, there are no such plans. The third stage will be taken from already flying “Angara”.
“This compilation will allow us to save both time and money. We take what is already there, do not bear the additional costs and not just in future decades.” I am sure that the creation of “shortage” under this scheme, perhaps in record time — we are talking about five to seven years”, — said the head of “Energy”.