Russia’s New Angara Lifts Two Tons To GEO

Credit: Russian defense ministry
A five-engine Russian Angara-5 launch vehicle demonstrated its ability to place a two-ton payload in geostationary orbit early Dec. 23, launching a dummy payload from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the far north. Liftoff came at 12:57 a.m. EST, and the payload mock-up reached its target orbit nine hours...

Subscription Required


This content requires a subscription to one of the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) bundles.

Schedule a demo today to find out how you can access this content and similar content related to your area of the global aviation industry.

Already an AWIN subscriber? Login


Did you know?  Aviation Week has won top honors multiple times in the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards, the business-to-business media equivalent of the Pulitzer Prizes.