Ukraine tests Cyclone-4 launch vehicle

Source : 112 Ukraine

The third stage of the Cyclone-4 will operate in the space and bring satellites to the target point
14:30, 25 August 2019
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The fire tests of the third stage of Cyclone-4 medium-class launch vehicle, designed by Yuzhne Design Bureau and manufactured at Yuzhmash took place in Ukraine. This was reported on Facebook.

"These are the final and most important tests before the first flight tests of the third stage of Cyclone-4 launch vehicle. It will operate directly in space and will launch satellites to the target point," the report said.

During the fire tests, all systems worked perfectly, the engine was turned on five times, as planned by the designers of the Yuzhne Design Bureau.
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Tests were recognized to have completed successfully.

The structure of the Cyclone-4 launch vehicle (third stage) includes the RD-861K liquid rocket engine designed to create traction and maneuver. Besides, the main design decisions are also incorporated in the second stage of the new Cyclone-4M launch vehicle.

As reported, in 2017, Yuzhmash signed a contract with S7 Sea Launch Limited for the production and supply of Zenit series launch vehicles.
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