Russia launches new super heavy cargo rocket to the moon

Tinuku - Russia plans to launch a new super heavy rocket carrier in 2027 that will be used to deliver cargo to the moon station. Dmitry Rogozin, director general of Russia's Roscosmos State Space Corporation for Space Activities, said on Tuesday the rocket would carry a load of up to 90 tonnes into low Earth orbit and up to 20 tonnes into a moon's orbit.

"We are talking about a new, fundamental rocket," Rogozin said.

Tinuku Russia launches new super heavy cargo rocket to the moon


The vehicle will be launched from the newly built Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Far Eastern Amur region. The presidential decree in February declared a new technology being made at the Progress Rocket Space Center in Samara in order to develop a rocket.

In April, President Vladimir Putin said Russia is implementing a Lunar program until 2030 that aims to send astronauts to the moon. Vostochny is the first national facility for civil space launch, ensuring full access to outer space and reducing dependence on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

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