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Roscosmos Proposes International Team to Create Super-Heavy Carrier Rocket

Sputnik News

16:55 24.05.2016(updated 17:14 24.05.2016)

The deputy head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos said that Russia offers its international partners to jointly create a new super-heavy-lift launch vehicle.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia offers its international partners to jointly create a new super-heavy-lift launch vehicle, the deputy head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos said Tuesday.

"The work on establishing the following means of the development of outer space – a joint creation of a super-heavy launch vehicle – may be organized within the framework of the international cooperation. We propose to our partners to create [the carrier rocket] together," Sergei Saveliev told reporters.

In April 2015, the Russian space agency abandoned plans to develop a super-heavy space launch vehicle after re-allocating funds and focusing on modifying a heavy Angara-A5 rocket to lift super-heavy loads.

In late March, Roscosomos announced that Russia would show the design of a super-heavy space launch vehicle before the end of 2016.

Sputnik



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