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Destination: Geostationary Orbit
Mission: Test Flight

Geostationary Orbit 35/1 Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 28, 2021, 6 a.m.

Launch outcome update, upper stage stranded in LEO after failing to restart.

spacevogel • Dec. 27, 2021, 7:03 p.m.

Lift off per insider source

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 27, 2021, 7:44 a.m.

Back on Dec. 27.

Angara A5/Persey

Family: Angara
Configuration: A5/Persey

Angara A5/Persey is an Angara A5 with an improved RP-1/LOX upper stage.

  • Minimum Stage
  • Max Stage
  • Length
    55.4 m
  • Diameter
    8.86 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    5.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    773 T
  • Thrust
    9600 kN
  • Name
    Angara A5/Persey
  • Family
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Angara A5/Persey
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    24500 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    5200 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
    2800 kg
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

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Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Successes: 175 Failures: 15 Pending: 5

Agency Type: Government

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.


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Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation


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