Category : Vostochny spaceport
October 5, 2020

The first launch of reusable Amur booster with methane-powered engine is planned for 2026, Roscosmos reported. Reusability is the major current trend in space industry and rocket engineering aimed first of all to decrease the costs.  

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September 9, 2020

The launch pad for the launch complex of the Angara carrier rocket was delivered to the Vostochny cosmodrome along the Northern Sea Route in two months, the Center for Operation of Ground Space Infrastructure Facilities (Roscosmos enterprise) reported.

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September 7, 2020

The Vostochny Space Center (a branch of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities, part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) celebrates its 10th anniversary. It was on this day in 2010 that the Order was signed to establish a branch of the then FSUE Center for the Operation of Ground Space Infrastructure Objects - the Vostochny Space Center.

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July 29, 2020

By order of the Government of the Russian Federation, the Center for the Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities (TsENKI, part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) was appointed the general contractor and the sole contractor for the construction of nine facilities of the first stage of the Vostochny cosmodrome. As part of this work, the construction of seven residential buildings in the Zvezdny microdistrict in the city of Tsiolkovsky will be completed, the Complex for the storage of rocket fuel components, the Complex for the operation of the fall areas, the Complex for the processing of construction and solid domestic waste will be completed, in addition, the construction of the Industrial construction and operational bases will be completed No. 1 and No. 2, meteorological complex, roads and railways. All of these facilities were not completed by the previous contractor.

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July 10, 2020

Gamma-400 astrophysical space observatory designed to study gamma-ray sources in the Universe is to be launched by Angara booster from Vostochny launchsite. Gamma-400 observatory is designed to study the nature of dark matter in the Universe, to develop  high-energy cosmic rays origin theory and  elementary particle physics, to explore cosmic gamma-rays within high-energy and X-rays range as well as to track cosmic rays charged particles and gamma-ray bursts.

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June 4, 2020

Launch pad for Angara will be delivered to Vostochny along the Northern Sea Route by September.

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January 28, 2020

At the Vostochny cosmodrome specialists from the Vostochny Space Center together with the Progress RSC (parts of Roscosmos State Corporation) completed the cycle of mechanical assembly of the “package” (stages 1 and 2) of another "Soyuz 2.1b" rocket in accordance with the schedule.

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January 17, 2020

At the "Vostochny" cosmodrome the joint team of specialists from the Vostochny Space Center and the "Progress" RSC (parts of Roscosmos State Corporation) in accordance with a schedule completed the package assembly cycle (1 and 2 stages) of the "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle.

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January 11, 2020

Specialists of the Vostochny Space Center together with the RSC "Progress"(parts of the Roscosmos State Corporation) on January 10, 2020, began preparing the components of "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicles.

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August 28, 2019

A special train with "Soyuz-2.1a", "Soyuz-2.1b" rocket parts and a head fairing arrived at the Ledyanaya station near the Vostochny cosmodrome.

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