March 31, 2017 19:19
Roscosmos developing retrievable rocket components - company chief (Part 2)
MOSCOW. March 31 (Interfax) - Roscosmos is working to develop retrievable parts of carrier rockets, Roscosmos chief Igor Komarov said.
"We are running pilot projects in the sphere of retrievable components. Speaking of components, we have engines which can work a multiple number of times, for example Engine 191 and the engine for Angara [rocket]. We will also be using the potential of retrievable rocket components," he told journalists on Friday.
Komarov welcomed the successful launch of SpaceX's reusable rocket Falcon.
"This is a very important step, we sincerely congratulate our colleague on this achievement. The innovations SpaceX is making are forcing us to work on lowering the cost price and raising the product quality. The main thing is to ensure a competitive product," he said.
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