The Roscosmos state corporation has ordered the preliminary development of parachute systems that could be used to land the reusable stages of reusable missiles, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the General Director of the ‘Technodinamika’ holding which is a part of the ‘Rostec’ state corporation Igor Nasenkov.
“Just a month ago, we received a preliminary order from Roscosmos to conduct research work on the issue of the possibility of using parachute systems and issuing the corresponding technical specifications that will return the steps. Now we will start research work this year,” Nasenkov said.
It is known that the Amur-LNG two-stage medium-class rocket which is currently being developed in Russia, will be partially reusable. The first stage equipped with RD-0169 engines that run on oxygen and liquefied natural gas (methane) will be able to return up to 10 times. It is specified that the first launch of the rocket from the Vostochny cosmodrome is planned for 2026.