On July 9, 2014 at 12:00 UTC (16:00 Moscow time) the test launch of the latest Angara-1.2ПП rocket of a light class from Plesetsk Launch Site was carried out by tactic calculations of Military Space Defense Services of the Russian Federation. The first launch of light class "Angara" was initially planned for June 25, but because of additional checks was postponed for June 27. However, on June 28 the automatic system 19 seconds prior to start-up cancelled it.
As it was reported on NPO Energomash site, the cancellation happened because of pressure drop in the helium bottle of pressurization of an oxidizer damper which is not on the level of the engine of the first stage.
The RD-191 D012 engine installed within "Angara 1.2PP", passed control and technological tests at the fire test bench of NPO Energomash without comments. Defects were in due time removed at Plesetsk Launch Site without sending the rocket to the manufacturer.
Launch of "Angara-1.2PP" (the First launch) is carried out on July 9 by tactic calculations of aerospace defense in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation and Roskosmos. Dropping of the first stage and head fairing is expected in the southern part of the Pechora Sea. The second stage with the model of the payload landed on the range "Kura" in Kamchatka approximately in 20 minutes.
The first start of "Angara" confirmed the completion of the task of special state importance. Entrance of "Angara" into operation will allow Russia, without polluting the Earth atmosphere, to put into orbit satellites of all types from its territory, assuring independent guaranteed access to the space for our country.
Successful launch was conducted by the RD 191engine of the first stage of NPO Energomash development.
Not all of them were successful: one launch "Proton-M" LV was a failure.
For the first six months of 2014 year - 19 launch vehicles that accounts for 54,28% of the total number of launches , were launched by NPO Energomash engines. These are 9 launches of "Soyuz" launch vehicles with RD-107/108 engines , 4 launches of "Proton-M" LV with RD-253 engines, 4 launches of "Atlas-5" LV with RD-180 engines, 1 launch "Zenit-3SL with RD-171M and RD-120 engines and 1 launch of "Dnepr" LV with RD-264 engines.
For the first six months of the current year 76 NPO Energomash sustainer engines were used for 19 launches of LV at the first stage.
In the demo room of the enterprise awarding of the distinguished employees took place. All awards were dated for the 85th anniversary of NPO Energomash. These are Certificates of honor from Roskosmos, Gratitude from the governor of the Moscow region, "Letter of thanks" from Moscow regional Duma, awards from astronautics Federation (K. E. Tsiolkovsky, S.P.Korolev, Yu. A. Gagarin's award, the medal "For Merits")
Among the awarded - turners, mechanics, design engineers. Receiving an award, the chief designer V.K.Chvanov said: "I serve NPO Energomash! "
Handing over the awards, V. L. Solntsev, the executive director of the enterprise, thanked the colleagues for their dedicated work for the benefit of our country. He noted that Energomash workers can be
proud of the participation in development of the most reliable in the world LPREs. The RD-180 engines became the standard of high technologies at the international market.
The employees who were awarded were taken a picture in front of the engines to memorize.