June 11, 2014
Categories: Progress, Russia, Soyuz, Space

Preliminary tests of 14D24 liquid control thrusters designed for the first stage of Soyuz-2.1v modernized booster were successfully completed, –  JSC  Chemical Automatics Design Bureau reports.

“The tests of 14D24 liquid control thruster designed for the first stage of Soyuz-2.1v booster showed good results. These tests lasted for 230 seconds, total operating time of the thrusters over 3 burns amounted to 840 seconds provided that guaranteed operation is to be  620 seconds “, – was stated in the report.

Successful completion of preliminary tests enabled to start ground experimental tests using first stage test facility as well as interdepartmental tests.

Soyuz-2.1v weighting 160 tons is a two-stage light booster manufactured by TsSKB Progress. The booster is designed to launch space devices from launching complexes of Soyuz-2.

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