Fire tests of the RD-171MV rocket engine designed for the Soyuz-5 rocket have been completed. This was stated on August 25 in the message of Roskosmos.
“NPO Energomash (part of the state corporation Roscosmos) has successfully completed fire tests of the RD-171MV finishing engine designed for the promising Soyuz-5 launch vehicle,” the company said in a statement.
Roscosmos noted that the RD-171MV engine is the most powerful liquid-propellant rocket engine in the world. The company emphasized that the engine has a thrust of 806 tons-force, which is a record among all liquid rocket engines. It is clarified that all the tests passed on a regular basis and all the characteristics laid down in the design of the engines were confirmed.
Earlier, on August 15, Energia Rocket and Space Corporation, which is part of Roscosmos, presented a model of a promising Russian orbital station at the Army-2022 forum. As specified, the layout shows the station immediately of the second stage. It implies that not only the base, scientific and energy, nodal and gateway modules, but also the target and production ones can be in orbit.
Earlier, on July 26, the head of the Roscosmos corporation, Yuri Borisov, in his first report to Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that the state corporation Roscosmos had decided to withdraw from the International Space Station project after 2024.
According to him, by the time Roskosmos withdraws from the project, it will begin to create a state orbital station, the approximate appearance of which is already known.
The International Space Station is a manned orbital station used as a multi-purpose space research facility. 14 countries participate in the project: Russia, USA, Japan, Canada, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, France, Switzerland, Sweden.