To launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome (Amur region) in 2017 preparing spacecraft observations “Canopus” and “meteor-M”, told reporters Wednesday in St. Petersburg Deputy Director General of state Corporation “Rosatom” Mikhail Khailov. This writes the RNS.
“The task set. At the moment it is implemented,” said Khailov on the sidelines of the 13th Plenary meeting of the Group on Earth observations (GEO-XIII) in the preparation of which was attended by Roshydromet and Roscosmos.
The General Director of Rocket and space center (RCC) “Progress” (Samara) Alexander Kirilin said that in 2017 the cosmodrome East is planned to send two of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2”. “One rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” and one version of the “Soyuz-2.1 b”,” — said Kirilin.
He noted that the portfolio of orders for the rocket “Soyuz” to the East “is now specified and depends on the readiness of payloads”. “Work on the production of these carriers in the Samara space-Rocket center “Progress” is in full swing,” — said Kirilin.
East the first Russian civil cosmodrome (Plesetsk, Baikonur and Kapustin Yar was created initially as a military missile test ranges). For the construction of the Vostochny space centre has already spent more than 120 billion rubles. the First launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome was carried out on 28 April 2016. It was planned that the first space launch from the new spaceport will be made in December 2015, but due to the unavailability of the basic facilities of launch and technical complexes the start was postponed for 2016.