Engines for the light Angara were cleared for flight testing

All ground tests have already been successfully completed

The engines for the Angara-1.2 rocket have been cleared for flight testing, the Roscosmos press service reported. The engines were produced by NIIMash JSC; they will be tested as part of the aggregate module of the fourth Angara-1.2 product. Angara-1.2 is a Russian two-stage light launch vehicle designed to launch a payload of up to 3.5 tons into low Earth orbit. The first flight of this rocket in its standard configuration took place on April 29, 2022, and a total of three launches were carried out.

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Engines for the light Angara were cleared for flight testing

The aggregate module is the second stage of the launch vehicle, which forms the target orbit of the spacecraft. The module is equipped with low-thrust engines developed and manufactured at JSC NIIMash. These are four 11D458M engines with a thrust of 40 kilogram-force and fourteen 17D58E orientation and stabilization engines with a thrust of 1.3 kilogram-force each. These engines have already successfully passed the entire ground training cycle and are now cleared for flight testing.

It was previously reported that flight tests of the Angara family of missiles – the light Angara-1.2 and the heavy Angara-A5 – are planned to be completed in 2024. Also next year, full-scale serial production of these missiles should begin.

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