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Angara Launch Vehicles Family

 

 

ANGARA LAUNCH VECHILES FAMILY

 

  • The state-of-the-art Angara space launch system is a family of modular launch vehicles  now under development in Russia on the basis of the URM (Unified Rocket Modules)  Common Core Booster (CCB), using LOX/kerosene engines.
  • The Angara product line includes small- to heavy-lift launchers featuring LEO payload capabilities of 3.5 MT to 38 MT (Angara A5V).
  • The launch system is being created through the cooperation of Russian industrial enterprises and construction organizations using exclusively domestic parts.
  • Different Angara versions are implemented in practice using so many URMs , i.e., the URM-1 for the first and second stages and the URM-2 for the upper stages. One URM-1 is used by the small-lift Angara 1.2 LV. Angara 5 uses the maximum number of URM-1common core boosters.
  •  CCB is a complete product comprising an oxidizer tank and a fuel tank that are interconnected via a spacer, and a propulsion bay. Each common core booster is equipped with one high-performance LOX/kerosene RD-191 liquid-

    propellant engine ( developed by Energomash) that uses an oxygen-rich staged combustion cycle. The URM-2  booster is equipped with  the  LOX/kerosene RD-0124A engine (developed by KBKhA).

  • The Angara launch vehicles do not use corrosive or toxic UDMH-based propellants, which significantly reduces the systems environmental impact,both in the region adjacent to the cosmodrome and in the drop areas for separated LV parts.

  • The high degree of standardization and modularity combined with the unique design solutions employed would allow any member of the Angara family to be launched from the same pad.

 

LAUNCH SITE: Plesetsk First State Test Cosmodrome (Arkhangelsk Region).

A second launch site is planned to be built at the new Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome.

 

 

ANGARA SPACE LAUNCH SYSTEM  AT PLESETSK COSMODROME

 

  • The Angara Space Launch System has been declared a program of national importance.
  • Khrunichev is the prime designer and manufacturer of this system while the Ministry of Defense and the Federal Space Agency are the Government

customers.

  •  The commissioning of the Angara system will enable Russia to launch any type of spacecraft from its own territory, providing it with independent

and assured access to outer space. 

  • The launch system is being created through the cooperation of Russian industrial enterprises and construction organizations using exclusively domestic parts.

 

PERFORMANCE DATA OF THE ANGARA SLS  

 

Descriptions

Angara 1.2

(Small-lift)

Angara 3

(Medium-lift)

Angara 5

(Heavy-lift)

Lift-off mass,t

171 

480 

780 

Number of stages

2

3

3

URM Common Core Boosters used by:
- Stage I One URM-1 Two URM-1s Four URM-1s
- Stage II One URM-2 One URM-1 One URM-1
- Stage III N/ One URM-2 One URM-2

Payload mass (kg)

 - Parking orbit ( = 200 km )

3.5

14.0

24.0

- Circular orbit   ( H circ = 1500 km )

1.6

N/

N/

 - GTO (geosynchronous transfer orbit

N/

2.4 (w/Breeze M)

-

 5.4 (w/Breeze M)

 - GSO (geostationary orbit, H circ  = 35,786 km, i  = 0), 

N/

1.0 (w/Breeze M)

.2.8 (w/Breeze M)

Launch base               Plesetsk (Arkhangelsk Region, Northern Russia)

 

MULTIPURPOSE LAUNCH COMPLEX

 

The high degree of standardization and modularity combined with the unique design solutions employed would allow any member of the Angara family to be launched from the same pad. The Angara launch system ground infrastructure created at Plesetsk includes an LV processing facility and a multipurpose launch complex (MLC) designed to launch this type of rocket.

 

 FLIGHT TESTS

  • A prototype of Angaras first stage, URM-1, has been flight-tested on three occasions (2009, 2010, 2013) as part of Koreas KSLV-1.
  • Flight tests of the Angara Space Rocket Complex took place at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in 2014.

The tests began at Plesetsk Cosmodrome on 9 July 2014, with the launch of an Angara 1.2 ML (Maiden Launch) small-lift Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV), ILV.

The Angara-1.2ML ILV comprises two stages that are based on Common Core Boosters (URM-1 and URM-2), a payload mockup with a mass of 1.43MT, and a payload fairing. The propulsion system runs on ecologically clean components, oxygen and kerosene. Angara-1.2ML ILV liftoff mass is approximately 171MT. Read more>>

 

The next phase of Angara flight tests began at Plesetsk on 23 December 2014, with the launch of an  Angara 5 heavy-lift LV. The main purpose of such testing is to verify the SRC readiness for launching heavy spacecraft to geostationary orbits. The Angara-5.1L Integrated Launch Vehicle (ILV) consists of a three-stage Angara-5, made up of generic modules (common core boosters) and an ascent unit (AU). The AU comprises a satellite (payload) mass-size mockup, which is installed on the Breeze M upper stage booster under a payload fairing. The launch vehicle propulsion system operates on environmentally-safe fuel components, oxygen and kerosene. The lift-off mass of Angara-5.1L ILV is app. 768MT, the mockup mass is 2.04MT.  The LV launch and mission and subsequent orbital injection of the payload mock-up proceeded nominally.

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