Roscosmos decided to postpone the launch of the Federation manned spacecraft from 2021 to 2022
Roscosmos decided to postpone the launch of the Federation manned spacecraft from 2021 to 2022

Roscosmos decided to postpone the launch of the Federation manned spacecraft from 2021 to 2022

Roscosmos decided to postpone the launch of the Federation manned spacecraft from 2021 to 2022 Roscosmos decided to postpone the launch of the Federation manned spacecraft from 2021 to 2022. Baikonur will be used as a cosmodrome, rather than Vostochny, as previously planned, and the Phoenix will act as the launch vehicle instead of the Angara. Changing plans will have little effect on the design of the new ship, but it will allow Vostochny to be freed up for the implementation of the superheavy rocket construction program , which is likely to send the \At the same time, the use of the existing Zenit complex operating at Baikonur will speed up the work. Until the specialists intend to carry out an unmanned launch with a payload. In the manned version, the Federation will be able to deliver up to four crew members to the ISS. In autonomous flight mode, the ship can be up to 24 days, and as part of an orbital station – up to a year. Financing of the program from the federal budget will begin next year.

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