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Russian Space Agency plans to develop Angara rocket for Moon flights

March 12, 2015, 19:33 UTC+3
The Russian space agency will deliver super-heavy rocket manufacturing technologies by 2020
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MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. The Russian Space Agency has charged the Khrunichev research and production space center and the Energia rocket corporation with a developing a project of a new modification of the Angara carrier rocket to launch manned flights to Moon, Roscosmos said on Thursday.

The scientific and technological council of the Russian space agency Roscosmos has made a decision to refrain from creating a fully operational super-heavy rocket by 2020, but to focus efforts on research into ideas and prototypes of certain parts and components.

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