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Russia will be stopping the Proton M rocket project as it cannot compete against SpaceX and China

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Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2018 06:28 AM by Alex Muller

Russia has stopped development of the Proton M rocket. Russia had indicated a month ago that they were giving up on commercial space launch. Russia cannot compete with SpaceX or China in launch costs. Angara rocket still going forward:

 

The Russian Angara rocket will be able to replace Protons no earlier than 2024. Angara is a family of Russia-designed space rockets of different classes, from light to heavy, created as a substitute for the Proton-M and the Rokot vehicles.

 

The new generation rocket uses environmentally clean propellant components. Angara has only had two launches, both from the northern space site Plesetsk. A light Angara-1.2PP blasted off in July 2014, and heavy Angara-A5, in December 2014. 


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