June 5, 2015

Russia is going to keep launching manned vehicles to the ISS from Baikonur till 2024 and then to shift manned program to Vostochny spaceport, – Roscosmos Head Igor Komarov reported in the course of the his business trip to Amur region.

“We plan to perform manned launches from Baikonur till 2024. As expected we will go on working with our international partners on ISS program till 2024.

According to him since 2024 manned program will be shifted from Baikonur to new Russian spaceport Vostochny. From this spaceport we will launch Soyuz-2 boosters and Angara medium and heavy boosters.

The first booster will be launch from Vostochny in 2015, first manned spacecraft – in 2018. Construction works are to be finished by November 30, 2015.

 

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