Rogozin: Major Construction at Vostochny to be Completed This Year

Dmitry Rogozin visits Vostochny in January 2022. (Credit: Roscosmos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin conducted a working visit to the Vostochny Cosmodrome, where he inspected the progress of construction of the second stage facilities for the Amur space rocket complex with the Angara launch vehicle.

“The main construction work at the Vostochny Cosmodrome is to be completed in 2022, enabling to begin installation and testing of the technological equipment in preparation for the start of the Angara-A5 rocket and new Oryol crewed spacecraft flight tests in December 2023,” Rogozin said.

Construction at Vostochny Cosmodrome in January 2022. (Credit: Roscosmos)

The head of the corporation visits the spaceport on a regular basis. Governor of the Amur Region Vasily Orlov visited the facilities of the new Russian spaceport together with him. The delegation took a tour of the launchpad, the technical complex facilities, the assembly and testing facility and the warehouse of the launch vehicle units.

After that the Roscosmos director general held a meeting on the prospects for the creation of housing, social, cultural and household infrastructure in Tsiolkovsky (the number of city residents is planned to increase significantly by 2032), the construction of the airport, as well as the maximum use of existing infrastructure at the launch site to accommodate technological equipment for the Angara launch vehicle family launch preparation.

Russia Designed New Space Station, Continued Development of Vostochny in 2021

Russian Orbital Space Station will follow the International Space Station. (Credit: Roscosmos)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — In 2021, a decision was made to start the preliminary design of the Russian space station. The creation of a Russian space station will allow the Russian Federation to maintain its presence in low Earth orbit and ensure the fulfillment of a wide range of tasks. Based on the results of the preliminary design of the station, decisions on its appearance and orbit will be made. It is not excluded that foreign partners will be allowed to participate in the project of the new orbital station.

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Plans for New Russian Spaceport in Amur Progressing

Russia IC has a brief report about plans for the country’s new launch facility:

“This November RosCosmos sent the reconnaissance commission to the Amur Region in order to specify location of the construction site for new Russian launching site “Vostochny”….Engineers will study terms of construction for first stage objects of future spaceport, aimed at preparation and launch for space crafts of scientific, social and economic, double and commercial purpose.”