On Monday, June 3, at the Scientific Testing Center of the Space Rocket Industry (Peresvet, Moscow Region), the fired stand tests of the block of the first phase of the Soyuz-2-1v rocket took place.

On Monday, June 3, at the Scientific Testing Center of the Space Rocket Industry (Peresvet, Moscow Region), the fired stand tests of the block of the first phase of the Soyuz-2-1v rocket took place.

The goal of the fired tests was to process the engine unit in the first phase block, and also the NK-33A midcourse rocket, developed and made by Kuznetsov. The NK-33A engine from Samara, in the course of stand tests, functioned in accordance with nominal timings and logic work of all systems of the rocket block, thereby once again confirming its high reliability.

This fired stand testing is one more serious step towards flight tests of the Samara Soyuz-2-1v rocket.

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The lightweight Soyuz-2-1v rocket is made by the Samara Company Progress. In the first stage as a midcourse engine it uses a closed cycle NK-33A liquid rocket engine. As a steering, four-chamber engine it uses the RD-0110 (developed by KBKhA).

Kuznetsov is one of the largest companies making aviation and space engines. It is part of the United Engine Corporation.

Managing Company JSC United Engine Corporation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of OBORONPROM. More than 85 % of the leading companies specializing in development, mass production, and aftersales servicing of gas turbine technology are integrated into UEC, as well as key companies in other selected fields. One of UECs priority directions is implementing comprehensive programs for developing companies by implementing new technologies that meet international standards

OBORONPROM is a multi-faceted machine-building group of companies established in 2002. It is part of the Russian Technologies group of companies. Its primary activities include helicopter building (Russian Helicopters), engine-building (UEC), and other assets.

Rostech is a Russian corporation founded in 2007 to facilitate development, production, and export of high-tech industrial products for civil and military applications. Altogether, Russian Technologies encompasses 663 organizations. The corporation includes 17 holdings, 12 of which are in the military-industrial complex, and five of which are in civilian industry. The corporation works in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supplies products to more than 70 countries around the world. It employs over 900,000 people, or about 2 % of Russian labour force.Its 2011 net profit was 45.6 billion rubles, and it paid a total of 100 billion rubles in taxes at all levels.