Russian state space corporation Roscosmos is allocating over 1.9 billion rubles ($29 million) to upgrading carrier rocket engines, rocket boosters and spacecraft, according to materials published on Russia’s official public procurement website.
The contracted upgrades include replacing engine parts and materials, increasing engine reliability and reducing defects and failures during test flights.
Roscosmos also plans to improve the technological quality of engine production and ensure that the process adheres to the latest requirements.
The work is scheduled to complete by late November, 2018, while the contractor will be chosen on September 15. (Russian Aviation/Business World Magazine)