July 19, 2012
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July 19, 2012

Rob Coppinger reports that Russia plans to fly the Advanced Crew Vehicle (ACV), a six person successor to the Soyuz, on the Angara A5 rocket starting in 2018: Russia Converts Unmanned Rocket for New 6-Crew Spacecraft – Space.com.

The Angara family of rockets is based on the Universal Rocket Module (URM), which uses LOX/Kerosene. Configurations range from one to seven URMs for the first stage, with five for the A5 version.

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