The General Director of “Rosatom” Dmitry Rogozin in Twitter has called the rocket family “Angara”, “white and athletic beauty”.
The Manager gave a comment under the video built for the media launch pad at the Baikonur East. Rogozin boasted that there “are white and athletic beauty” will begin to overcome the “far Eastern gravity”.
In April, the head of the company SpaceX Elon Musk on Twitter responded to charges of dumping by Rogozin. “SpaceX’s rockets reusable to 80 percent, and their — 0. This is an urgent problem,” — said the businessman.
In the same month, RIA Novosti, citing a source in the rocket and space industry, announced that three located at the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the rocket “proton-M” for the detection of defective parts sent for replacement components back in the Moscow Khrunichev Center.
Part of a Corporation, the Khrunichev Centre on the development of disposable rockets of family “Angara” for more than a quarter of a century spent more than three billion dollars, although at the same time carriers of this family (in the light and heavy variants) flew only twice. Currently Khrunichev Center is the most unprofitable enterprise of the Corporation, the debts of which exceed 80 billion rubles, and Rogozin urges Russian space industry to find a use for the “Angara”, which has repeatedly called hopeless.
Currently under construction on East second pad for “Angara”. The first is at Plesetsk.