Russia to Begin Flight Testing Soyuz Replacement in 2016

RIA-Novosti reports:

Flight tests of Russia’s new cargo spacecraft will start in 2016-17, the general designer of the RSC Energia rocket manufacturer said on Monday.

“We will make the new cargo ship more economical, less expensive than those used today,” Vitaly Lopota said.

He said the cargo spacecraft would be part of a new transport system also including a new manned spaceship and a new launch vehicle.

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