Russia plans to launch a shuttle rocket for flights to the moon


The documents of the Ross Cosmos institution indicate the possibility of equipping the Russian super-heavy transport missile for trips to the moon with stages that return to Earth to be used many times, and these documents published on the government procurement website stated, The technical project should include a study of options The superheavy oxygen-methane missile complex, including options for salvage and reuse of the first stage of the missile.

The Space Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences proposed in January 2021 to postpone the manufacture of a superheavy transport rocket, because it is necessary to use advanced, promising, and economically feasible technologies.

For his part, Dmitriy Baranov, Director General of the Prores Rocket and Space Center, announced this May that the decision to create the Yenisei superheavy transport rocket will not be taken before the end of 2021.

It should be noted that in December 2020, Dmitry Rogozin, Director General of Roscosmos, announced that the Yenisei superheavy transport rocket project would be reconsidered, as it would use oxygen-methane engines instead of oxygen-kerosene.

According to the Executive Director of Future Programs and Science at Roskosmos Alexander Plushenko, the cost of this missile ranges from 400 billion to 1.7 trillion rubles.

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