Rus-M Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018 Maiden Flight: 2015 Total Production: ? Origin:Russia Corporations: Makeyev, SP Korolev RSC Energia and TsSKB Progress
Parent System:Rus-M Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2018 Maiden Flight: 2015 Total Production: ?
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Description: The Rus-M is a new space launch system developed by Energia, Progress and Makeyev to put a new generation of manned spacecraft into Earth orbit to the Moon. The new launch system will replace the R-7 rocket booster which has been delivering manned spacecraft into space since 1961. The space launch system design will be complete in August 2010 with the first test launch planned in 2015. The Rus-M space launch system will operate from a launch pad at Vostochny space center in Russia's Far East beginning in 2017 or 2018.
The Rus-M design focuses on reliability with the rocket booster expected to guarantee a liftoff or ensure a continuous flight or an ejection with a safe landing even with one of its engines out of action. Four variants are projected with payloads ranging from 16 to 60 metric tons. For low Earth orbit the Rus-M will carry six-man crew spacecraft while for Lunar missions the spacecraft's crew would be downgraded to four-man only. The project was cancelled.
Number of Stages: 2 Weight Payload to LEO: 60,000 kilogram (132,275 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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