Experts from Russia will create a reusable rocket of the middle class and its disposable version. According to the newspaper «Izvestia», the novelty of RSC «Energia» and space-rocket center «Progress» will be a response to the Falcon 9, created by Elon Musk in the US.
According to the idea of engineers, unification with the one-time «Union-9» will provide an opportunity to carry out launches from Baikonur and Vostochny, as well as with floating cosmodrome in the Pacific ocean in the program «Sea start».
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Since the first stage of the rocket is the most expensive part of the vehicle, in the near future considering it is reusable, noted in a press-service of RSC Energia.
It is expected that the rocket will land on their own, however, most likely, the engineers will also provide the option of using parachutes.