Date: 4 weeks ago   Category: Cosmos

Russian "Proton" will rise in price by 2,5 times


The cost of a heavy missile of "Proton-M" because of reduction in production will grow by 2,5 times and will be made even to the price of the Angara-A5 carrier. About it the chief designer on carrier rockets Alexander Medvedev who was taking part in development of the Angara family writes in the magazine of TsNIIMash "Astronautics and rocket production". "Calculations have shown that at reduction of release of the carrier rockets "Proton-M" from 7 a year its prime cost will increase to 1-2 pieces approximately by 2-2,5 times and will make size, commensurable with prime cost of the first sample of the carrier rocket "Angara-A5"" — the expert believes. The expert doesn't specify the cost of the Angara-A5 rocket, however notes that production of the first copy of a rocket went three years, and all overhead costs of the enterprise for this term have been included in prime cost. Materials on teme00:02 — on August 2 Cheap, reusable, on a metanea of Russia there are no such rockets. And not будетВ the feasibility study to the existing Federal space program for 2016-2025 it is specified that the cost of production of a rocket of the heavy class "Angara-A5" is defined in 3,5 billion rubles (in the prices of 2015). The cost of the easy Angara-A1.2 version is established in 1,3 billion rubles. At the same time cost of production of the Proton-M rocket to replace which there is Angara-A5 is established by the same document in a size of 1,4 billion rubles (in the prices of 2017). In the commercial market the estimated cost of launch of one Proton-M rocket is about 65 million dollars. For comparison, the cost of launch of the American heavy missile of Falcon 9 is 62 million dollars. In June, 2018 the CEO of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin has confirmed plans for cessation of production of Proton-M carriers in Moscow and to transfer of release of rockets of the Angara family to Omsk. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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