May 22, 2019

The spacecraft “Meteor-M” № 2-2 and equipment for its assembly and testing arrived at the Ignatievo Airport of the Amur Region.

On May 21, the space cargo was transported from the airport to Vostochny Cosmodrome, where specialists of the Vostochny Space Center (TsENKI company branch) have already prepared all the necessary technological equipment for its reception and performed its unloading.

One day before the “Fregat” upper stage arrived to the Vostochny space center.

Specialists provided its acceptance at the Technical Complex, the the upper stage was transported to the Assembly and Testing building of spacecrafst and installed at the workplace, where it is already performing pneumatic and electrical tests.

The units of the “Soyuz-2.1b” launch vehicle are in storage mode in the Assembly and Testing building of the launch vehicles, the head fairing – in the Assembly and Testing building of the spacecrafts.

The “Soyuz-2.1b” launch vehicle will launch the “Meteor-M” № 2-2 spacecraft into orbit.

This will be the fifth launch from the newest Russian cosmodrome.

The first launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome took place on April 28, 2016.

“Soyuz-2.1a” carrier rocket launched the “Aist-2D”, “Lomonosov” and “SamSat-218” satellites into orbit.

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