Vostochny Cosmodrome is a Russian spaceport under construction in the Far East, in the Amur Oblast, near the town of Tsiolkovsky. The reserved territory of the cosmodrome covers 1,035 square kilometers. The first launch of a carrier rocket was originally planned for December 25, 2015, and construction works were to end by November 30, 2015. However, under a decision by Russian President Vladimir Putin, due to the uncompleted state of a number of cosmodrome facilities, the first launch was postponed to April 25, 2016. By 2021, it is planned to launch a manned spacecraft in unmanned mode, and in 2023, a spacecraft is to be launched from here with a crew.
The core of the spaceport, its administrative and social infrastructure will be located in the closed administrative district of Uglegorsk, and the location of the launch facilities and other structures will be determined in the project of the cosmodrome and its development program, which are to be formally approved at a later stage. Some facilities related to Vostochny may be built outside the Amur Oblast.
It is planned to construct ten technical and supporting grounds. The construction will produce a launch pad for a midrange launch vehicle of increased cargo capacity (up to 20 tons), which will have two launchers, an airfield, an oxygen and nitrogen plant, a hydrogen plant, a power supply system, 115 kilometers of roads and 125 kilometers of railways, including a 30-kilometer railway line from Ledyanaya station.
Visitors are only allowed on the site as members of organized groups.
|Phone number:||+7 (495) 631-82-89|
|Address:||Amur Oblast, Tsiolkovsky|