The founder of the American company SpaceX Ilon Musk advised Russian engineers to strive for the creation of fully reusable space rockets. Thus he commented on the Amur-LNG carrier rocket project. At the same time, Musk stressed that Russian colleagues are on a good path.
The draft of the project is expected to be ready in September 2021. “Amur-LNG” will have a reusable first stage. It will use methane as a fuel component for the first time.
Flight tests are scheduled to begin in 2026. The cost of launching the rocket is estimated at 22-35 million dollars.