An Ultralight Rocket Will Be Created In Russia By 2024
The creation of a flight model of an ultralight launch vehicle will be implemented by private innovative companies in the Russian Federation by 2024, according to the presentation of the first Deputy head of Roscosmos for the development of the orbital grouping and promising projects Yuri Urlichich.
"2024 is a flight model of an ultralight launch vehicle, "the presentation presented at the SATELLITE RUSSIA & CIS 2020 conference discloses.
In April, Roman Zits, a leading specialist at the NTI's AERONET Infrastructure center, announced during a meeting of the Moscow space club that NTI plans to announce a competition by the fall to create an ultralight launch vehicle that can put 250 kilograms of payload into a 500-kilometer orbit. According to him, two or three performers will be selected from all the projects, who will receive money for the development of the advance project.
In June, the head of the state Corporation's press service, Vladimir Ustimenko, told Kommersant FM radio that the state Corporation supports all private initiatives in the space sector "from the creation of ultralight missiles to satellite platforms." He noted that the launch services for the ultra-light missiles are interesting, including the future of the program "Sphere."