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Russia's reusable rocket plan a step in right direction: SpaceX Founder Elon Musk

San Francisco, October 6

SpaceX Founder Elon Musk on Tuesday supported Russia’s plan to spend about $880 million on creating its first reusable provider rocket with a methane propellant.

Russian house company Roscosmos and the Progress Rocket and House Middle signed a contract on Monday to develop the ‘Amur’ reusable house rocket.

“It is a step in the suitable course, however they need to actually purpose for full reusability by 2026,” Musk tweeted.

He added: “Bigger rockets would additionally make sense for literal economies of scale. Aim ought to be to reduce price per helpful ton to orbit or it can at greatest serve a distinct segment market”.

The Russian reusable methane-fueled rocket will get a reusable first stage and its launches might be carried out from the Vostochny spaceport within the Russian Far East.

“The price of the work on creating the reusable rocket won’t exceed 70 billion rubles (round $880 million) whereas the value of a launch service is stipulated on the stage of $22 million,” Roscosmos instructed TASS news company.

The reusable rocket is about to blast off for the primary time along with a payload in 2026. The launch car will be capable of orbit as much as 12.5 tonnes of payload.

Roscosmos additionally plans to develop a bigger rocket with an elevated lifting capability.

SpaceX has Falcon 9 which is a reusable, two-stage rocket designed and manufactured by SpaceX for the dependable and protected transport of individuals and payloads into Earth orbit and past.

Falcon 9 is the world’s first orbital class reusable rocket. Reusability permits SpaceX to refly the costliest elements of the rocket, which, in flip, drives down the price of house entry.

Based on experiences, SpaceX advertises a launch price of $62 million for its Falcon 9 rocket — a value the corporate has held regular for practically 4 and a half years. IANS


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