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Putin says trials of Russia's super-heavy carrier rocket planned in 10 years

April 12, 17:01 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The work on developing the super-heavy rocket and creating a site for its launch should be carried out simultaneously, the president said

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MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. The trials of Russia’s super-heavy carrier rocket are planned in 10 years, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

"The super-heavy rocket, the first trial is planned in 10 years," Putin said as he visited the Space pavilion at the all-Russian Center of Achievements of the National Economy (VDNKh) in Moscow.

For the rocket’s trials at the Vostochny spaceport in the Russian Far East, it is necessary to build a special launch compound because the tests are planned at that cosmodrome, the Russian president said.

"We plan to start work in the near future. We are already carrying out work on the heavy space rocket and now efforts should begin for the super-heavy rocket," Putin said.

The work on developing the super-heavy rocket and creating a site for its launch should be carried out simultaneously so that the launch compound and the carrier are built at the same time, the Russian president said.

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