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Operation of the Proton rockets will be finished in 2025 - RIA Novosti, 8/22/2018


Start of the Proton-M rocket from Baikonur. Archival photo
The CUBAN (Moscow region), 22 Aug — RIA Novosti. The head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin has sounded terms of closing of the Proton program. The Proton-M rocket last in the history will be constructed at a boundary of 2020-2021, and final start-up will take place in 2025. "Our contacts all are almost created on "Protons", these are 20 rockets, it is 2025 <…>. We finish production of the Proton-M rocket at the end of 2020 — the beginning of 2021" — Rogozin at a forum "Army-2018" has told. He has also specified that on missile launches "Proton" 17 contracts are signed, three more are in a coordination.© stage RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov has refused to Pass into an image bank Khrunichev's Center from creation of modification of the Proton rocket "Proton" — the disposable carrier rocket of a heavy class. It is developed in the 60th years in OKB-23 (today — Khrunichev's Center) for removal into an orbit and in space of automatic spacecrafts. Rocket loading capacity — up to 3,3 tons. "Protons" put all Soviet and Russian stations ("Salute", Almaz) and also World modules and the ISS to orbit. From the middle of the 2000th years modification of "Proton-M" is generally used. In 2016 Khrunichev's Center declared ("Light") development of the carrier rocket of the middle class of "Proton-L", however in June of the current year Rogozin has disposed to phase down production of "Protons" in favor of Angara.

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