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The Khrunichev Center will perform five “Rokot” launches before the program is completed.

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State Space Center. Khrunicheva (GKNPTs) plans to carry out at least 5-rok launches of light-class rockets before the end of the program at the beginning of 2018, reports RIA News message of the representative of the enterprise.



Earlier it was reported that the last launch of the Rokot rocket is scheduled for the first quarter of 2018.

To date, we have five contracts for the launches of "Rokot" - two commercial and three from government customers. The launch plan is under negotiation, the source said.

According to him, “in September 2017 of the year it is planned to launch the Sentinel-5P vehicle”, and the Sentinel-3B satellite will be launched last.

Earlier, the general director of the GKNPTs, Andrei Kalinovsky, said that it was pointless to extend the program of Rokot launches due to the depreciation of production capacities that had been operating for more than 30 years.

The Khrunichev Center will perform five “Rokot” launches before the program is completed.


Help agency: "Carrier" Rokot "was created under the conversion program based on the block of accelerators of the first and second stages of an intercontinental ballistic missile UR-100HU taken off-duty. The rocket was equipped with the Briz-K accelerating units, and then the Briz-KM, and adapted for commercial satellites with the help of a new transition system and a head fairing. The first demonstration commercial launch of the rocket from the launch complex in Plesetsk with two simulators of the Iridium satellite (Iridium) took place in 2000. ”
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  1. KUOLEMA
    KUOLEMA 18 July 2017 15: 32
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    Nothing gets the topic)))) is boring and not interesting to anyone? Or doubt that the topic is painfully fantastic?
    1. Berber
      Berber 18 July 2017 16: 18
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      There is simply nothing to discuss. Well, another commercial offer, with the possible conversion of UR-100NU.
      1. Cannonball
        Cannonball 18 July 2017 16: 29
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        What is another “next commercial offer”? “Rokot” is already being written off for scrap for quite objective reasons.
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  2. Cannonball
    Cannonball 18 July 2017 16: 28
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    "At least 5 starts" sounds too optimistic. Most likely there will be "no more than 5 launches."
  3. Morris worm
    Morris worm 18 July 2017 16: 46
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    Ahahaha, Khrunichev is more dead than alive. There, "effective managers" visited. It's only the beginning. When it is already sold out.
    1. Cannonball
      Cannonball 19 July 2017 12: 15
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      After your life)))
  4. Old26
    Old26 18 July 2017 18: 19
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    Quote: Cannonball
    "At least 5 starts" sounds too optimistic. Most likely there will be "no more than 5 launches."

    So far, it is planned 5. 3 this year, 2 in 2018.
    1. Cannonball
      Cannonball 19 July 2017 12: 16
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      You never know what is planned. Circumstances may be stronger than plans.
  5. Old26
    Old26 19 July 2017 18: 14
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    Quote: Cannonball
    You never know what is planned. Circumstances may be stronger than plans.

    Such planned, especially foreign launches are most often completed on time. I do not think that there will be an accident, although no one can give guarantees. But out of 29 launches, only two were emergency and 2 partially successful. And after the emergency was almost 15-17 successful
    1. Cannonball
      Cannonball 19 July 2017 18: 23
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      There are problems with the materiel on one of the products. If the start-up is postponed for technical reasons, the foreign customer may not like it very much. And this may determine whether the second commercial launch.