Rogozin told about the development of a new missile jointly with Kazakhstan

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya in photobacteria Rogozin. Archival photoRogozin told about the development of a new missile jointly with Kazakhstan© RIA Novosti / Sergey Mamontovaya the image Bank

The continued use of «Baikonur» will soon be discussed in Kazakhstan, jointly with the Republic it is planned to immediately begin the development of a rocket of the middle class, carrying up to 17 tons, said the Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.

«Approved a plan that a few days will be discussed by me, my colleagues in Kazakhstan, this is the issue with continued use of Baikonur in the public interest and in the framework of the project «Baiterek» and the joint development with Kazakhstan, with the financial participation of Kazakhstan in the reconstruction of the launch pad plan to immediately begin development of a rocket of the middle class,» Rogozin told reporters after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

As he said, this missile is designed for Russia was the most competitive in the market of commercial services in the field of space, including the recent American developments, «in order not to lose this market.»

«It’s a rocket of the middle class payload into orbit for up to 17 tons will be created and will use the hurt that is part of the launch pad at Baikonur former rocket «Zenit», — said Rogozin.

«All these new works will be part of the superheavy rocket,» — said Rogozin.

According to him, Putin supported a full-scale resumption of cooperation with Kazakhstan, further work on the cosmodrome «East», and the creation of superheavy rocket.