Russia has 13 Proton-M missiles left to launch

General Director of the Center. M. V. Khrunichev Alexei Varochko said that the Russian Federation had 13 Proton-M missiles left to launch.

According to him, the assembly of these launch vehicles continues, four more remain to be assembled.

Varochko clarified that the production of “Protons” will be completed this year, if there is a production possibility, or in 2023.

He noted that there is no urgent need to speed up production, since the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, as a customer, looks primarily at the Angara missiles ;, reports TASS.

According to Roskosmos, the operation of Proton-M will end in 2025. After that, launches of heavy vehicles will be carried out on a more environmentally friendly Angara, which uses kerosene-based fuel.

In early April, two Proton-M rockets were sent to Baikonur. It was reported that they are intended for targeted programs of Roscosmos, one of which is in the interests of a foreign customer.


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