09 Apr '15, 7am
#Russia's brand new rocket Angara becomes cheaper to manufacture #military
© Photo: Press-service of Russian Defence Ministry Why Angara-A5 is Not Just Another Big Russian Rocket These two factors will help to reduce manufacturing costs. The Khrunichev Center decided to move Angara's manufacturing to a location better suited for this rocket family. "We feel major backing from the governor and mayor of Omsk. They help us develop housing programs to support our personnel and provide learning opportunities at local universities," Kalinovsky told the Vedomosti newspaper. But it is the breakthrough management of the manufacturing process that makes all the difference with regard to cutting production costs. Angara was designed as a modular rocket with interchangeable components used to produce its two first two stages. "The modular design allows us to use an assembly line," Kalinovsky explained. According to the head of the Khrunichev Center, the new ...