Category : Vostochny spaceport
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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July 5, 2019

A "Soyuz-2.1b" rocket with "Meteor-M" № 2-2 meteorological satellite and 32 small satellites was launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome. The launch took place at 8:42 (Moscow time).

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July 2, 2019

This morning, on July 2, 2019, the "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle was rolled out from the technical to the launch complex of the Vostochny cosmodrome and installed in the launch pad. The launch of the "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle with the "Fregat" upper stage, the Russian meteorological spacecraft "Meteor-M" № 2-2 and other associated satellites is scheduled at 08:41 (Moscow time) on July 5, 2019.

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July 1, 2019

Today, on July 1, 2019, specialists from Roskosmos enterprises completed the general assembly of the "Soyuz-2.1b" rocket in the Assembly and Testing building of the Vostochny cosmodrome. The launch of the "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle with the "Fregat" upper stage, the Russian meteorological spacecraft "Meteor-M" № 2-2 and other associated satellites is scheduled at 08:41 (Moscow time) on July 5, 2019.

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