Moscow, December 14th – The Russian Ministry of Defense issued a statement on the 14th that Russia launched an Angara-A5 heavy launch vehicle on the same day, which was Russia’s second test launch of this type of rocket since December 2014.
According to many Russian media reports, at 8:50 Moscow time on the 14th, an “Angara-A5” heavy carrier rocket was launched from the Plesetsk launch site in northwest Russia.
About 12 minutes later, the “Breeze-M” upper stage with analog loads was successfully separated from the rocket stage 3.
“Angara” is the first series of launch vehicles developed by Russia after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
It includes three levels: light, medium and heavy, which can send 2 to 40 tons of payloads into low-Earth orbit and up to about 7 tons of payloads into geosynchronous orbit.
The Russian space department hopes to gradually replace the “proton” launch vehicle with the “Angara” carrier rocket.