MOSCOW, February 21 – RIA Novosti. The Rocket and Space Corporation Energia (an enterprise of Roscosmos) will spend more than 260 million rubles in 2021-2022 on the development of the parachute system and landing facilities for the new manned spacecraft Orel, follows from the materials posted on the public procurement website. from the Mi-26 helicopter of the mock-ups of the reentry vehicle of the manned transport ship for testing the parachute system and landing means, “the materials say.
It is noted that it is planned to spend 262.5 million rubles for these works until February 2022.
Earlier, the chief designer of the Research Institute of Parachute Engineering (part of the Tekhnodinamika holding of the Rostec state corporation), Vladimir Kachalov, told RIA Novosti that the Eagle's parachute system would be more reliable than that of the Soyuz spacecraft. It will be multi-domed, not single-domed like on the Soyuz, and will include three main parachutes with an area of 1.2 thousand square meters each. At the same time, according to him, the operation of the system on two main parachutes (if one fails) will be considered normal.
The first test launch of the Oryol spacecraft is scheduled for December 15, 2023 on the Angara-A5 launch vehicle from the Vostochny cosmodrome. In 2024, an unmanned flight is planned, and in 2025 – a manned spacecraft flight to the International Space Station.
RSC Energia is manufacturing the first two prototypes of the Orel spacecraft: the first will be a full-size mock-up for testing during the first launch on the Angara-A5 in 2023, and the second – a full-fledged reusable spacecraft (10 flights) for flight tests and subsequent operation. The science