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The Flight of “ Federation” is going to be transferred to 2022.

Earlier it was reported that the new space ship Federation, developed by RSC Energia with its partners, will be released and fully ready for flights as early as 2021. But, as it turned out, the time for putting the ship into operation can be moved, – Tass reports with reference to sources in the rocket and space industry.

Initially it was planned to make the first launch of the ship from the Vostochny cosmodrome with the help of the Angara launch vehicle, but now specialists suggested changing the launch vehicle to Phoenix, a medium-range missile with RD-170M engines, which is also under development.

The development of the project and the construction of the carrier will require a little more time, but it will not lead to serious modifications of the ship. Specialists explain that the test tests of the missile were originally scheduled for 2022, so now they are discussing the possibility of shifting the terms of the first flight of the Federation.

The Federation spacecraft is being developed to transport people and cargo to Earth’s orbit and to the Moon. In the mode of autonomous flight the ship can be up to 24 days, and in the space station mode it will be able to work the whole year. On board the ship will be able to carry up to four crew members.

In the present political and economic situation, the project can be canceled.

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