Russia is involved in making reusable rockets, the Russian Space Agency announced Roscosmos Last week it aimed to develop a two-stage missile called Amur, Which its first stage will return to Earth for a vertical powered landing such as those performed by boosters Falcon 9 Affiliated to a company SpaceX.
According to the site “space“The American, holds Amur A striking similarity to Falcon 9, Right down to the stabilizer net fins in the first stage of the missile, and the desire to fire each booster up to 100 times at the end.
However, there are differences for example, it will be Amur Much smaller and less powerful than Falcon 9It is 180 feet (55 m) high with the ability to lift 11.6 tons (10.5 metric tons) of payload to LEO (LEO).
Attains a height Falcon 9 230 Feet (70 meters) and can transport 25.1 tons (22.8 metric tons) into LEO, according to a specification sheet. SpaceX للصاروخ.
The first stage will include Amur Five engines, according to an advertisement Roscosmos, Compared to nine in Falcon 9And while the engines are working Merlin From Falcon 9 With liquid oxygen and kerosene, the engines Amur You’ll replace kerosene with methane.
It will also be launched Amur From Vostochny Cosmodrome in the region Amur Russian, hence the name of the missile.
Agency officials said the landings of the reusable first stage will take place at several sites, which are still being determined.
The agency is not currently planning to make any landings on floating platforms, as it does SpaceX, Because the neighboring Sea of Okhotsk is known for its sharpness, but this option will remain open in the future.
The plan also calls for development Amur With no more than 70 billion rubles (about 900 million USD), it flies for the first time in 2026 and has a launch cost of $ 22 million.
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