DRF: reusable stage booster will return at hypersonic

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The winged reusable stage Russian rocket will return to the launch site at hypersonic speed, have informed RIA of news in the Fund of perspective researches (FPI).

«At subsonic demonstrators planned to do over the next four years, will develop an automatic landing and subsonic flight regimes, and hypersonic, respectively, hypersonic regimes. The outcome of the research should be fully functional demonstrator rocket engine, which will execute the entire test cycle, starting from the start and output to the desired height, ending with the return from the landing,» — said in the DRF.

He said that the basis of the prototype, the return of the winged stage of the carrier rocket was taken by the project «Baikal», which was developed by the Center. Khrunichev. Have been a number of research works, released preliminary documentation considered several alternative schemes. So, said the representative of the FPI, the «Baikal» wing swivel — when the rocket starts, it is in the folded state, and after the output to the desired height of the payload in the vacuum of space wing is folded, passes hypersonic, transonic and subsonic phases, after which the stage sits on the runway in automatic mode on an aircraft.

As previously reported by the Deputy Director General Aviation complex. Ilyushin project management Dmitry Gerasimov, in the framework of the preliminary design for the creation returned to the stage prepared various layout options, calculated aerodynamics, weight summary, and more. According to him, the result of the research should be fully functional demonstrator rocket engine, which can perform the entire test cycle, starting from start of breeding to the desired height, ending with a return and automatic landing.

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