BAIKONUR /Kazakhstan/, March 15. /TASS/. A new name has been invented for Russia’s new-generation spacecraft, currently known as Federatsiya (Federation), the director general of Russia’s state corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, told reporters on Friday.
"We have invented [a new name]," Rogozin said, without disclosing it.
Earlier, Rogozin announced that the corporation would give a "male name" to its new-generation partially-reusable manned spacecraft.
The Federatsiya spacecraft is being developed by the Energia Space Rocket Corporation. The spacecraft is designed to deliver humans and cargoes both into a near-Earth orbit and into deep space. The spacecraft will have a crew of up to 4 persons. It will be capable of operating in the mode of an autonomous flight for up to 30 days and for a term of a year as part of an orbital station.
As the Energia press office reported, the corporation has issued the main volume of working design documentation for holding autonomous and comprehensive trials. Energia has also launched work to make the mockups of the spacecraft’s compartments, including their structural design and onboard systems. The promising transport spacecraft is scheduled to enter flight trials in 2023.