April 9, 2013

According to Izvestia, Russian Space Agency sent to the government suggestions regarding Federal Program of cosmodromes development for the period 2016-2025. The current Federal Program expires in November 2015, so Roscosmos is already planning its future activities.

Taking into consideration last year dissension with Kazakhstan on the operation of Baikonur, Roscosmos described two possible scenarios of the situation: the baseline scenario and the recessionary scenario. The first one will cost almost 800 bln rubles to Russian budget, the second will exceed 900 bln rubles.

The baseline scenario assumes that Russia will cooperate with Kazakhstan to implement international space programs and will contribute in development of infrastructure of Baikonur.  According to this scenario during the period of 2016-2018 it is planned to build the launch pad for AMUR booster (super heavy ANGARA class rocket) at Vostochny spaceport, followed by construction of launch facilities for prospective space systems. At Plesetsk cosmodrome, operated by Defense Ministry, it is planned to continue upgrading and fitting up the existing infrastructure. For implementation of the baseline scenario Roscosmos needs 797 bln rubles.

The recessionary scenario is applicable if disagreements with Kazakhstan force to minimize Russian space activity at Baikonur by 2020. In this situation improvement of infrastructure at Vostochny cosmodrome will require more significant and intensive investments. In this case Plesetsk cosmodrome will also receive some additional budget to speed up the construction of launch facilities for heavy boosters until the second launch pad for AMUR rocket is commissioned at Vostochny. This will cost 901.6 bln rubles.

More from this category:
April 26, 2019

On April 25, the Space Astrophysical Observatory “Spectrum-RG” was delivered from Sheremetyevo International Airport by AN-124-100 aircraft to Baikonur Cosmodrome. At the cosmodrome, the “Spectrum-RG”…

full story
June 11, 2013

Angara heavy booster is to be forwarded to Plesetsk cosmodrome by late 2013, – Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Rogozin stated. “In…

full story
March 3, 2015

Today on March 03, at 11.00, Moscow time, ISS orbit was adjusted with the help of Progress M-26M cargo vehicle thrusters. The thrusters were inited at…

full story
October 3, 2013

The medium altitude of the ISS was increased by 3,4 km with the help of European cargo vehicle ATV-4, – Mission Control Centre representative reported….

full story
November 24, 2014

On Monday Proton-M booster with Astra 2G space device was installed  on the launching pad of Baikonur spaceport, – Khrunichev Centre representative Alexander Shmygov reported….

full story
August 7, 2014

On August 4, on the basis of central aero club of Tatarstan Republic of Russian Army, aviation and navy support NGO  the cosmonauts Nikolay Tikhonov,…

full story
September 13, 2021

On September 9, 2021, the 65th long-term ISS expedition flight engineers Roscosmos cosmonauts Oleg Novitskiy and Pyotr Dubrov egressed the station for the 50th planned…

full story
June 9, 2016

Proton-M booster with American telecommunication satellite Intelsat DLA-2 was successfully launched from Baikonur spaceport today, on Thursday, June 09, at 10.10, Moscow time. The launch…

full story