Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has begun the process of designing and building a replacement for its ageing Soyuz rocket and space capsule system, with the aim of putting it into operation by 2020.
The Russian budget for a new rocket and capsule has been set at 2.1 trillion rubles (£43 billion), according to the programme details on the Roscomos website. The new “energy transportation module with a promising propulsion installation that will be ready for testing by 2018” is intended for “detailed study of the Moon,” using “an entirely new class of interplanetary travel technology”.
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