According to the report of General Director of rocket and space Corporation Energia Vladimir Solntsev, active work on a new ship “Federation”. The necessary documentation was almost completely finished, and the individual nodes have already been made. The lander is made from a new aluminum alloy with improved characteristics 1570С, thanks to the mass of the spacecraft will be able to reduce and fend off dynamic load. The ship will be 80% consist of composite materials.
The Corporation is another important task – to achieve the competitiveness of the “Federation”. Flight test vehicle is scheduled for 2021, but developers are already preparing in advance for the subsequent modernization of their offspring.
Ship “Federation” is prepared for flight in a low orbit with a crew of up to 4 people. It will deliver astronauts and cargo into orbit, and eventually to the moon. In the Autonomous flight mode, the unit will be able is about 30 days or up to a year if he docked with a space station. To output the ship into orbit will be heavy carrier rockets of a class “Angara”.
After running in unmanned mode, which is planned for 2021, the end of 2023 will be the first manned flight.