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Angara A-5

13th April, 2024 International Relations

Angara A-5

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  • A Russian rocket blasted off for a test flight on Thursday at the third try after previous launch attempts earlier this week were aborted in the final seconds of the countdown.

Angara A5 and significance

  • The Angara A5 is a heavy-lift launch vehicle designed to carry payloads into space.
  • The rocket was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northwest Russia and is part of Russia's efforts to modernize its space program.
  • This three-stage marvel aims to deliver 24.5 tonnes of payload into low orbit, replacing the veteran Proton M.
  • The launch site, nestled in the Amur region's forests, strategically borders China and lies 1,500 km from Vladivostok.
  • The successful launch is seen as a significant milestone for Russia's space industry, demonstrating its capability to launch heavy payloads into orbit.




Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Angara A5 heavy-lift launch vehicle

  1. The Angara A5 is a two-stage rocket.
  2. The rocket was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in northwest Russia.
  3. The Angara A5 will surpass the capabilities of the Proton M.
  4. The launch site of the Angara A5 is strategically located in the Amur region's forests, bordering Ukraine.

How many of the above statements is/are correct?

  1. Only one
  2. Only two
  3. Only three
  4. All Three

Answer- A