Testing rockets the Russian way

by | Jan 28, 2009 | Seradata News | 1 comment

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credit Khrunichev / caption: Russians never do things by halves

This is what I like to see, serious hardware getting ready for some serious testing. While the new Angara launch vehicle family might be a tad behind schedule due to budgetary wobbles in the 1990s its development is certainly back on track now

click on the image to see a larger version in the same browser windowAt the Rocket and Space Industry Research and Testing Center’s IS-102 Integration and Testing Facility in Peresvet, Sergiev Posad district, Moscow region the Khrunichev Space Center Angara launch vehicle’s Universal Rocket Module (URM)-1 was rolled out on 10 January 2009 and moved to the test frame for fire-testing

Over the next six months cold flow testing will be conducted before moving to hot firings

Go here to the Khrunichev website to read more and see more about the testing work

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