The establishment of an ultralight flight model of the launch vehicle will be sold private innovation companies in Russia to 2024. This is stated in the presentation of the first Deputy head of Roscosmos for the development of orbital grouping and perspective projects of Yuri Urlichich.
"2024 – flight model rocket ultralight class", – said in presentations at the conference "SATELLITE RUSSIA & CIS 2020".
In April a leading specialist Infrastructure center "AERONET" NTI Roman Its during a meeting of the Moscow space club announced plans for STI to declare by the fall of a contest to create ultra-light rocket that can withdraw into a 500-kilometer orbit 250 kg payload. According to him, of all the projects will be selected two or three of the contractor, who will receive the money in the elaboration of the preliminary design.
In June, the head of the press service of the state Corporation Vladimir Ustimenko in a radio interview, "Kommersant FM" reported that the Corporation stands for all private initiatives in the space sector, "starting from the creation of the ultralight of rockets to the satellite platforms". He noted that the launch services for the ultra-light missiles are interesting, including for the future program "Sphere".