Angara’s New Booster Fails To Orbit Dummy Satellite

Anagra Persei launch.
Credit: Russian Defense Ministry
The new Persei booster for Russia’s Angara 5A heavy rocket failed to deliver a dummy payload to its final geostationary orbit. The Russian Aerospace Forces launched the rocket from Plesetsk spaceport in Northern Russia at 4 p.m. EDT on Dec. 27. This was the third test launch of the heavy Angara, but...
Maxim Pyadushkin

In addition to writing for Aviation Week Network, Maxim holds a key position at Russia's Air Transport Observer magazine. In the past he was in charge of several ATO’s sister aerospace publications and earlier worked for Moscow-based CAST defense think-tank.

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