RCC «Progress» has set the date of completion of the tests, light rocket «Soyuz 2.1»

© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Hinakura in photobanks Progress. Archival photoRCC «Progress» has set the date of completion of the tests, light rocket «Soyuz 2.1»© RIA Novosti / Nikolay to Highacidity the image Bank

Flight tests of a rocket light class «Soyuz-2.1 b» will be completed in 2018, told reporters the General Director of the Rocket space center (RCC) «Progress» Alexander Kirillin.

«The flight tests we have to complete in the next year, he said.

Thus, flight tests will be completed in «five triggers».

«By 2025 this machine will work with the NK-33 engine, no replacement is not provided,» — said Kazakov.

The carrier rocket «Soyuz-2.1 b» — two-stage booster light class, designed to launch spacecraft in a circular orbit with a height of up to 1.5 thousand kilometers and sun-synchronous orbital altitude of 850 kilometers.

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