The contract for the creation of the Soyuz-5 carrier rocket was signed, the head of Roskosmos state corporation Dmitry Rogozin said on Tuesday.
«The next step is the creation of a super-heavy rocket,» the report said.
State Corporation Roskosmos and the Rocket and Space Corporation Energia signed a contract for the creation of a Soyuz-5 medium-range carrier rocket.
Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin added that the first stage engine of RD-171 is modernized, after which it will have new unique characteristics.
The Soyuz-5 rocket will be built at the Samara Progress missile center, where the necessary equipment is being purchased, the Director General said.
He also said that it is planned to remove from Baikonur into orbit on a new missile only civilian vehicles
«When we move to the Vostochny, there we have no restrictions on the payloads,» Rogozin said.