Systems tests of Angara-5 launch vehicle have been completed at the launch site of Plesetsk cosmodrome
Systems tests of Angara-5 heavy launch vehicle (LV) have been completed at the launch site of Plesetsk cosmodrome, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the official representative of the Aerospace Defense Forces, Alexey Zolotukhin.
“The team of Plesetsk cosmodrome has completed the system tests of multi purpose launch site designed for Angara launch vehicle,” Zolotukhin added.
In the course of the systems tests the cosmodrome’s specialists carried out a number of electric tests of systems and components of Angara-5 and launching equipment, tested a system responsible for fueling the LV with components of rocket propellant and checked the readiness of the multi-purpose launch site for the first launch of Angara-5 heavy LV.
Angara-5 LV has been removed from the launch pad of the multi purpose launch site and transferred to integration and test building, where the cosmodrome’s specialists started preparation of Angara-5 LV for the start of flight tests.
The first launch of Angara-5 heavy LV from the Plesetsk cosmodrome is scheduled for December 2014.