In Russia will create a missile that can compete with Falcon
MOSCOW, 26 APR — RIA Novosti. Created in cooperation with Russian enterprises the newest rocket of the middle class to compete with American Falcon produced by the company SpaceX Elon musk, said the head of RSC Energia Vladimir Solntsev, answering the questions of RIA Novosti.
“RSC “Energia” offers the creation of new carrier rocket of the middle class for launches from Baikonur and Vostochny, as well as with the “Sea launch”. Now operational cooperation, there is a stage design in the preliminary design. The new missile will have very good prospects when it launches from the Sea launch and will certainly be competitive with the American rocket Falcon” — he said.
Earlier the sun reported in an interview with RIA Novosti that new rocket for the project “Sea launch” the company in the next four years will be able to offer the Russian company S7 Group has bought a floating spaceport.
A timetable for the creation of this media. For the first stage it is planned to use the RD-171М installed previously on the Ukrainian “Zenith”. The second step will be with the use of RD-0124 production of the KB Khimavtomatika. It is not excluded that the Ukrainian “Zenit” will be used until then, until a new rocket from RSC Energia.