The preparation for first flight of Angara launch vehicle has been intensified, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the Deputy Minister of Defense, Yuri Borisov.
"We did a great job of increasing the work pace in order to match the schedule. Today I am confident that Angara will perform its first flight in July", — Borisov said during a meeting with the leaders of trade union organizations from the defense sectors of industry.
It was reported earlier that Angara light launch vehicle will perform its first flight in May or June.
We remind you that in the network of Angara project light, medium and heavy launch vehicles are being developed. These vehicles will be able to place into orbit almost every payload on behalf of the Ministry of Defense. In future the launch vehicle’s payload may be increased to 160 tons and more.