Designer resigned after start "Angara"
Vladimir Nesterov, General designer of "Angara", resigned from the Center Khrunichev after the first effective start heavy version of the booster. He commented on his decision on the fact that successfully completed the task and left by mutual decision of the parties.
1st test flight of light launch vehicle "Angara-1.2 PP" was held July 9, 2014 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. The latest successful launch heavy rocket "Angara-A5" took place at the end of December 2014, then chief designer of rocket Vladimir Nesterov decided to leave the Center Khrunichev by mutual agreement of the parties.
"When I wrote a letter of resignation from the post of CEO of the company after the accident "Proton" in 2012, we continued to conduct the project "Hangar" as 1st Deputy General Director and General designer, 23 December the rocket flew, I did my own task, and therefore no longer saw the need to remain on the enterprise. I never saw a need and new bosses GKNPTs, in consequence, December 30, went by agreement of the parties.", quotes loop "Kommersant".
Also, he said that initially the 1st start easy "Angara" was planned in 2011, but then in consequence of the difficulty of funding had to distribute that cash on more urgent tasks. "We failed to make the momentum, because instead of 6 billion received only 2 billion. Therefore the launch was postponed to 2013. But it was quite easy after all to promote again, since the work was almost stopped, because the start and in 2013 was postponed," explained Vladimir Nesterov.
As already mentioned Days.Roux, heavy launch vehicle "Angara-A5" with the layout of the cargo went into geostationary orbit on December 23, 2014 and succeeded in carrying out its own programme. In launching the rocket in the video conference was attended by President Vladimir Putin.
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