S P Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia will complete the preliminary design phase for the Advanced Crew Vehicle (ACV) this year according to a report on its website

The report is about Energia general designer Vitalii Alexandrovich Lopota’s summation of what the company did in 2009 and what it will do in 2010

Previously it had been known that the “draft design phase” for ACV, which will replace Energia’s Soyuz TMA, would be completed by late 2010