It is planned to create the first flight model of the new carrier rocket “Soyuz-5” by 2022; the sketch and technical project should be completed in late 2015 - early 2016.
This was explained in an interview with the General Director of the Samara Rocket and Space Centre “Progress” Aleksandr Kirilin. According to him, the model of the advanced rocket developed by the “Progress” RSC will be presented at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015. “The carrier rocket “Soyuz-5.1” is a middle-class rocket with a launch weight of about 270 tons. It is expected that in the future it will be able to replace “Soyuz-2”.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina