Roscosmos announced the dates for the first launch of the Angara-A5 launch vehicle

It has already been transported to the launch complex. Preparations have begun at the Vostochny Cosmodrome for the launch of the first flight Angara-A5 rocket with the Orion upper stage. This launch will mark the beginning of testing of the Amur space rocket complex on heavy launch vehicles. It is planned that the launch will take place from April 6 to April 10 this year. DiscussRoscosmos announced the dates of the first launch of the Angara-A5 launch vehicle© Ferra

Today the rocket was transported to the launch complex after successful completion of tests at the technical complex of the cosmodrome. The decision to continue testing and launch was made in accordance with the results of successful tests.

Roscosmos noted that the Angara-A5 is an environmentally friendly rocket. Unlike the previous Proton-M model, it does not use toxic fuel components, which makes it safer for the environment.

Representatives of the state corporation emphasized that Angara will completely replace Proton-M in the near future. M.” This transition is due not only to the environmental, but also to the technical advantages of the new rocket.