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MOSCOW, July 17. /TASS/. International Launch Services (ILS), a global launch services provider for commercial satellite operators, said that the Angara 1.2 rocket will be available for launch in 2017.
"Launches will be conducted from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia," ILS said in a press release.
ILS, which possesses the exclusive rights to market the Angara vehicle to commercial customers, said that Angara 5, the heavy-lift variant, "will be available for GTO missions in the 2021 timeframe, following completion of the Vostochny Cosmodrome launch site located in eastern Russia."
Angara, named after a river in Eastern Siberia, is a family of space-launch vehicles being developed by the Moscow-based Khrunichev Research and Production Space Center.
Angara 1.2 has a lift-off mass of 171 tonnes and can deliver over 3 tonnes of payload to a low orbit.
Angara 5 is a heavy lift launch vehicle, weighing 773 tonnes at lift-off. Angara 5 has a payload capacity of 24.5 tonnes.