On July 9, the cosmodrome in Plesetsk witnessed a successful test launch of the Angara-1.2PP light class carrier rocket, one of the components of which – its payload fairing – was manufactured by ORPE Technologiya, part of the RT Khimkompozit holding company of the Rostekh State Corporation.
Angara is the first carrier rocket created after the collapse of the USSR. From 2009, the specialists of the Obninsk-based enterprise have been closely collaborating with the M. Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center to create the first Russian universal rocket designed without the participation of S.P. Korolev.
“Successful testing of Angara gives our country guaranteed independent access to space, since the rocket was developed solely by national enterprises based within Russia. This is a historical event for national cosmonautics, comparable with the creation of the Buran piloted spaceship”, said O. Komissar, General Director of ORPE Technologiya.
The company has been successfully cooperating with the M. Khrunichev SRPSC in various projects for almost two decades. These projects include the creation of carrier rockets Proton-M, Angara and the South Korean NARO. Currently, ORPE Technologiya is involved in serial production and continuous modification of carbon plastic payload fairings with greater dimensions, a diameter of over 4 m and surface over 30 m2, integrated cylindrical units, carrier rocket stage and acceleration block fairings.
Information provided by the Press Department of ORPE Technologiya