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Roskosmos will complete testing of the new Orel manned spacecraft by the time of deployment in orbit of the national Russian station

Roskosmos plans to complete tests of the promising manned spacecraft Orel by the time the new Russian orbital service station is deployed in orbit. Dmitry Rogozin, CEO of the state corporation, spoke about this. “All ship tests must be completed by the time the Russian orbital station is deployed”– he said.

According to Rogozin, from January 2024, preparations will begin at the Vostochny Cosmodrome for testing the emergency rescue missile unit of a manned spacecraft. The test program also includes parachute drops from heavy helicopters, shooting from a rocket located at the launch complex, shooting from a rocket that will rise to a height of 10-12 km.

Eagle (former name – Federation) is being created as part of the Russian lunar program, its testing will begin in 2022. The first launch on the Angara-A5 rocket from the Vostochny cosmodrome is scheduled for April-June 2024, during this flight docking with the ISS is not provided. In 2024, the ship will perform a second flight, also without astronauts, with subsequent docking with the station. The first manned flight is planned for 2025.

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