Dec. 27, 2021, 7 p.m. - Dec. 27, 2021, 7 p.m.
This is the third test flight of Angara A5 launch vehicle and its first flight with Persey upper stage. Since it's a test flight, the rocket carries a mass simulator payload.
Launch outcome update, upper stage stranded in LEO after failing to restart.
Angara A5/Blok DM-03 is an Angara A5 with an improved Blok DM-03 RP-1/LOX upper stage. There are 2 variants for the DM-03: the Persey for launches from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, and the Orion for launches from the Vostochny Cosmodrome.
Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.INFO WIKI
The upper stage of a failed Angara launch harmlessly reentered Jan. 5, capping another setback in the protracted development of that vehicle.
The third test launch of Russia’s heavy-lift Angara A5 rocket Dec. 27 was marred by an upper stage failure that stranded a dummy payload in a low orbit.
Russia is scheduled to launch the third and final demonstration flight of the Angara A5 rocket on Friday, December 24, at 15:00 UTC. Angara is being developed and built by the Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center and is in…