Flight tests of the Russian spacecraft Federation can be transferred from 2022 to 2025, RIA Novosti reportswith reference to its own sources. The delay is related to the need to rework the design documentation for the Angara missile. The press service of the Rocket and Space Corporation Energia did not comment on the information.
“Now, in connection with the return of the program of manned launches from the Soyuz-5 rocket to the Angara-A5, the possibility of the next transfer of the flight tests for the Federation ship is being discussed. For example, the first flight is proposed to be shifted for 2025, “the source said.
According to previously announced plans, the first unmanned flight of the Federation was to be held in 2022, an unmanned flight to the ISS in 2023, a manned flight in 2024. In all flight tests of the ship, Fedor (robot) will have to take part. He will be assigned the duties of assistant pilot. In the spring of 2017, in an interview with TASS, the head of the flight test department of the RSC Energia, Mark Serov, also said that a single pilot, using only one left hand, could control the Federation.