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Russia to Launch New Rocket in 2013

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 10:14 PM

Russia to Launch New Light Class Carrier Rocket in 2013

RIA Novosti said:

MOSCOW, December 27 (RIA Novosti) – The first launch of a new Russian light class carrier rocket has been scheduled for the beginning of 2013, Russia’s Aerospace Defense Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Alexander Golovko said on Thursday.

The Soyuz-2.1V features a powerful NK-33-1 engine and will be able to deliver a payload of up to 2.8 tons into low Earth orbit

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