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    New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

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    Post  George1 on Wed Jul 02, 2014 1:44 am

    First stage of Vostochny cosmodrome to be put into operation in a year

    he first stage of the Vostochny (Eastern) spaceport in the Russian Far East will be put into operation in a year, said Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin who is in charge of the construction of the facility and the Russian defense industry sector.

    Rogozin inspected the technical area, construction site of the first launch pad, saw the work of the student construction brigades engaged in the work for the construction of the “Tsiolkovsky city of space intelligentsia.”

    “We note that the task to involve student construction brigades has been fulfilled,” the deputy prime minister said. “We have attracted the students of space universities. The guys have come to the place where they will be living, working and achieving their dreams of working in the Russian space industry,” the official said.

    At the moment, Rogozin stressed, one of the main tasks is the synchronisation of the actions of Russia’s Federal Special Construction Agency (Spetsstroy) and industry for the delivery of the needed equipment.

    Launch pad for Soyuz-2 carrier rocket at Vostochny to be completed in 2015
    At a meeting on the spaceport construction Rogozin said that he would sign the order of the Russian government that would obligate the federal officials who are responsible for the Vostochny construction to visit the construction site every three months as a minimum.

    The decree on the construction of the Vostochny cosmodrome was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 6, 2007. The cosmodrome is located in the Far East in the Amur region. The total area of Vostochny will reach about 700 square kilometres.

    Vostochny will become the first national civilian spaceport ensuring Russia’s independent access to outer space. The first launch from Vostochny is planned for late 2015, and the first manned flight - for 2018.

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    Post  George1 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:45 am

    Construction in Vostochny to enter critical phase in 2014

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    Post  George1 on Wed Sep 03, 2014 3:27 am

    Hefty $1.5 billion to be invested in Vostochny space port 2015 — Putin

    VOSTOCHNY SPACE SITE, September 02./ITAR-TASS/. A hefty 50 billion roubles (roughly an equivalent of $1.5 billion) will be invested in the construction of the Vostochny space site in 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin told an on-site conference devoted to the space port’s development prospects.

    “We are investing huge funds into its construction. Since 2011 more than 100 billion roubles has been spent for the purpose and another 50 billion roubles are to be disbursed next year,” he said.

    Putin called for strict compliance with all deadlines and construction phases.

    “It is essential to rule out any delays and disruptions in its financing. Also, financing must remain under strict control. There should be no groundless overspending,” he said.

    Construction work on the site of Russia’s Vostochny space port is 30-55 days behind time, President Vladimir Putin said.

    Vostochny spaceport construction site
    Russia accelerates construction of Far East’s spaceport Vostochny
    “I would like to stress that at this point construction work at the launch pad and technical support facilities is lagging behind 30 to 55 days,” Putin said. He called for paying “due attention to that.”

    According to the president’s sources, a little more than six thousand workers were present at the construction site every day.

    “The actual demand, and the Roscosmos chief confirms that, is 12,000-15,000,” Putin said. He called for verifying construction work schedules and looking into whether they were complied with effectively.

    Putin said that next year Vostochny should be ready to launch any unmanned spacecraft with the medium class rocket Soyuz-2 and to join manned space programs in 2018. He added that in the longer term the space spot’s capabilities would be built up for launching heavy and super-heavy rockets and for exploring the Moon, Mars and other celestial bodies.

    Putin added he was well aware of the colossal amount of work to be done.

    “We have just walked about the construction site. A great deal has been accomplished. I would like to stress that,” he said, adding that there was still room for improvement to make construction work better coordinated.

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    Post  Mike E on Wed Oct 08, 2014 4:38 pm

    Construction of Vostochny spaceport’s Angara launch complex postponed till 2015 - official

    MOSCOW, October 8. /TASS/. Builders will be unable to start construction work at the site of a future launch complex of the Angara space rockets at the Vostochny spaceport this year, an official of the Russian special construction agency Spetsstroi told ITAR-TASS in an interview. Valentin Kochetkov, the chief of the Spetsstroi’s branch for the construction of space port’s facilities said the work to build the Angara rocket launch complex was scheduled to begin next year.
    “It will not happen this year, because construction work at the first launch pad for the Soyuz rockets is the top priority,” Kochetkov said. According to his estimates four facilities at the space port worth 0.6 billion dollars worth are to be in place by June - the housing stock, the measurement equipment complex crucial for the first launch, an underground storage for rocket fuel and a waste recycling centre.
    The program for creating the Vostochny spaceport is extended till 2025. A total workforce of 7,000-8,000 from eighteen regions of Russia is employed at the complex. A decision is about to be made to draw additional human resources to eliminate the lagging behind estimated at 30-55 days.
    “We are in talks with the client - Roscosmos - over the question of including four more contracts in the schedule - those for creating a system of communication, an industrial construction base, a base for running the debris fallout area and a weather watching complex. This will cost an estimated 200,000 million dollars,” Kochetkov said.
    “Angara is a new generation of rockets Russia is working on at the moment. All of the current rockets in use were designed back in the USSR. The Angara family consists of the light rocket Angara-1.2, (liftoff mass of 171 tonnes), medium rocket Angara-A3 (481 tonnes), and heavy rockets: Angara-A5 (liftoff mass of 773 tonnes, payload up to 24.5 tonnes) and Angara-A7 (1,113 tonnes, payload of up to 35 tonnes).
    Russia’s future first entirely civil spaceport entered the active construction phase in 2011. It is located in the Amur Region in Russia’s Far East near the town of Uglegorsk on an area of 700 square kilometres. It will have a launch complex for super-heavy rockets meant for exploring near and far space. Construction work is financed under the federal space program. It will go fully operational in 2020.
    Russia is determined to develop its current space sites - northern Plesetsk and Baikonur, in Kazakhstan, which it operates under a lease contract extending till 2050.
    There are a total of 20 space sites around the world. Construction of new space launch sites is in progress in China, Korea, Indonesia and Brazil. The Guiana space centre is developing, too. 

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    Post  Viktor on Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:52 pm

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    Post  George1 on Mon Nov 17, 2014 12:36 pm

    Medvedev Says Russia's Vostochny Space Center Has Construction Problems

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke on the issues which arose during constructin of Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome in the country’s Far East, noting that there are actual problems which need to be resolved.

    GORKI (Moscow Region), November 17 (Sputnik) – Actual problems exist in the construction of Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome in the country’s Far East will be discussed with the leadership of Roscosmos space agency, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday.

    “I will have a meeting with the leadership of our space corporation. I would like to know the overall [situation] and then hear from both you and the Roscosmos leadership on what is planned because there are actual problems and these are not just objective, but also subjective [issues],” Medvedev said during a meeting with deputy ministers and addressing Deputy Minister Dmitry Rogozin, who is in charge of space issues.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:19 pm

    Vostochny cosmodrome to ensure independent access to space — deputy PM

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    Post  Viktor on Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:12 pm

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    Post  Viktor on Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:43 pm

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  George1 on Mon Dec 29, 2014 10:24 pm

    The Vostochny spaceport should become operational in 2015 and start sending manned missions in 2018

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    Post  Viktor on Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:42 pm

    2015 is the year of reckoning ...


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    Post  George1 on Sat Jan 17, 2015 12:33 am

    Satellite “Lomonosov” to Be First for Cosmodrome “Vostochy”

    Rector of Moscow State University Viktor Sadovnichy at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the first satellite to be launched from the Russian cosmodrome “Vostochy”, is ready and has been called “Lomonosov”.

    “On January 25 the university will celebrate 260 years, we meet that date with good success,” V.Sadovnichy said.

    According to Interfax-AVN among the scientific achievements of the university Sadovnichiy called the opening in December of unique observatory in Karachay-Cherkessia. “It is equipped with the latest equipment, and by size – the second in Russia,” the rector said.

    “Now in the space we need to create an appropriate system,” the head of state said, noting that MSU has already created several spacecraft.

    V.Sadovnichy also said that at a recent international rating of supercomputers MSU took 22nd place.

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    Post  George1 on Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:42 pm

    Installation of Equipment Started at Launch Pad for Rockets “Soyuz-2″ of Vostochny Cosmodrome

    Installation of the main technological equipment begins on the launch pad for rockets “Soyuz-2″ at the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur Region.

    This was reported to Tass by the press service of Spetsstroy of Russia. “At the initial construction it was completed the concreting of floors at the first stage of the unit “B”, made the main power constructive of launch pad and already removed scaffolding that supported the structure. Thus, the construction readiness of basic technological units of the launch complex is almost 100%, the press service said. For the installation of process equipment we transferred more than 70 rooms, including service cabin.”

    Spetsstroy noted that construction had already received warm, and all work on the installation of the equipment, interior design and installation of engineering systems are maintained at a comfortable temperature.

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    Post  Viktor on Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:49 pm

    Nice thumbsup  .. things are moving in a right direction



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    Post  George1 on Fri Jan 30, 2015 1:52 pm

    Vostochny space center construction behind schedule — deputy PM

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    Post  kvs on Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:17 am

    George1 wrote:Vostochny space center construction behind schedule — deputy PM

    It is impossible to determine from this how much of a delay there is. In this case Rogozin should really keep quiet. There has been
    enough oversight of this project that rampant corruption is a non-issue. Such construction projects always have delays. Take a
    look at construction of nuclear power plants in the USA, Canada, Finland and elsewhere. There are major delays and massive cost
    overruns. This cannot all be attributed to corruption and reflects the difficulty in estimating the construction timeline.

    If Rogozin is harassing the contractors for basically errors in forecasting, then he is doing more harm than good.

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    Post  George1 on Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:13 pm

    Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome Construction Reaches Home Stretch

    The facility is expected to reduce Russia’s dependency on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which is on lease from the Kazakh government to Russia until 2050.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Vostochny cosmodrome construction in Russia’s Far East has reached a home stretch, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Friday.

    “Vostochny reaches home stretch. Mainly, because of firm decisions,” Rogozin said on his Facebook page.

    Earlier this month, Russian Federal Space Agency has requested Russia's construction watchdog Spetstroy to supply all the relevant documents on the phase of cosmodrome construction, Russian daily Kommersant reported. Spetstroy said that the official report is ready.

    The Vostochny space center is located in the Russian far eastern Amur region. The facility is expected to reduce Russia’s dependency on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which is on lease from the Kazakh government to Russia until 2050.

    The Russian government also hopes that the Vostochny will benefit the economy of Russia’s Far East, and will enable the country to conduct more launches.

    The construction of the space center began in 2012. The first launch of a carrier rocket from the Vostochny is scheduled to take place in 2015, while the first piloted spacecraft is set to take off from the facility in 2018.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150227/1018825750.html#ixzz3T3ZZh8L3

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    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:58 am

    Russia Completing Vostochny Cosmodrome Project

    The construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome is nearing its completion. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin on Friday.

    The Russian Federal Space Agency earlier asked the Federal Agency for Special Construction to prepare an objective report on the state of the construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome. The press service of the Federal Agency for Special Construction announced that the response had been prepared. This information will be used by the Federal Space Agency to summarize the preliminary results of the program titled ‘Construction of Russian Cosmodromes in 2006-2015’, as well as to evaluate the utilization efficiency of allocated funds.

    It’s necessary to mention that the Vostochny Cosmodrome is being built in Amur Region near Uglegorsk. The first spacecraft is scheduled to be launched in 2015.

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    Post  George1 on Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:41 pm

    1st Launch of Piloted Spacecraft From Vostochny Center Postponed - Reports

    The launch of the first piloted spacecraft from the Russian Vostochy space complex reportedly will be postponed by two years.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The launch of the first piloted spacecraft from the Russian Vostochy space complex will be postponed from 2018 to 2020, Kommersant newspaper reported Friday, citing space industry and governmental sources.

    According to the media outlet, Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and head of Russia's space agency Roscosmos Igor Komarov suggested the postponement of the launch to President Vladimir Putin in order to avoid creating infrastructure for old spacecraft at the new space center.

    "This [creating sites for old spacecraft] is a waste of money because later the infrastructure would have to be rebuilt for new ships and tasks," a Roscosmos source told Kommersant.

    Putin reportedly agreed to postpone the launch.

    The Vostochny space center, located in Russia's far eastern Amur region, is expected to reduce Russia's dependency on the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Baikonur is on lease to Russia until 2050.

    The construction of Vostochny began in 2012. The first launch of a carrier rocket is scheduled for 2015.

    Moscow hopes that the new space center will benefit the region's economy as well as enable Russia to conduct more launches.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150417/1021001174.html#ixzz3XZNKWmyu

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    George1 wrote:1st Launch of Piloted Spacecraft From Vostochny Center Postponed - Reports

    "This [creating sites for old spacecraft] is a waste of money because later the infrastructure would have to be rebuilt for new ships and tasks," a Roscosmos source told Kommersant.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150417/1021001174.html#ixzz3XZNKWmyu

    Interesting... Apart from the obvious difficulties at Vostochny like construction delays, construction contractor malfeasance, labour shortages and appalling weather affecting concrete pours, it seems that the 2-year delay in the Angara pad is likely due to the additional infrastructure requirements needed to support the A5V enhanced-heavy lift vehicle. The A5 gantry will need to be modified for the additional stack height of the A5V and to include the LH2 loading systems/piping, as well as LH2 storage (and manufacture?). If the A5V is indeed a reality, it makes sense to defer the pad construction and get the design right rather than simply build a repeat of the Plesetsk gantry.

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    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:33 am

    Construction of two new launch pads for Angara rocket to be started at Vostochny spaceport

    The deputy prime minister said that it will be universal launch pads for the Angara A5, Angara 5V rockets and the light class Angara rocket

    MOSCOW, June 4. /TASS/. In January 2016, after the first launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Russian Far East, the construction of two new launch pads for various modifications of the Angara carrier rocket will be started, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Thursday.

    "In January, just after the blast-off from the first launch pad we will immediately proceed to the second stage of the Vostochny cosmodrome construction," he said in an interview with the Rosiye 24 TV channel. "The construction scope will be expanded for installing two more launch pads for the Angara rocket."

    The deputy prime minister said that it will be universal launch pads for the Angara A5, Angara 5V rockets and the light class Angara rocket. According to him, the plans also envisage the construction of an airfield at the spaceport, roads and other infrastructure.

    "There are plenty of plans and all of them are also provided with cost estimating documentation," Rogozin said, adding that normalisation of the construction progress has taken a major effort and it was also necessary to "learn the language of the builders," as well as to overcome problems with a multilayer subcontracting system.

    The Vostochy cosmodrome is being built near the Uglegorsk town in the Amur region that will soon get the name of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. The complex will include two launch facilities, an aerodrome, cosmonauts’ flight training facilities, an oxygen-nitrogen plant and hydrogen plant, 115 kilometres of automobile roads and 125 kilometres of railways and other facilities. The first rocket to be launched from Vostochny is to be the Soyuz-2.1a, made by the Progress Rocket and Space Centre. The carrier rocket will place into orbit the Samara satellite Aist-2, the SamSat-218 nanosatellite of the Samara State Aerospace University and the Lomonosov satellite of Moscow State University (MGU).

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    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:44 pm

    Directorate of Vostochny cosmodrome will be included in the Roscosmos State Corporation
    Russian Aviaton » Thursday June 11, 2015 17:10 MSK

    Roscosmos State Corporation, which is being established at the moment, will comprise Cosmonaut Training Center named after Y.A. Gagarin and Directorate of Vostochny cosmodrome, RIA Novosti reports with reference to the First Deputy CEO of United Rocket and Space Corporation (URSC), Maxim Petrov.

    “Two enterprises will be placed in management of the state corporation: Cosmonaut Training Center named after Y.A. Gagarin and Directorate of Vostochny cosmodrome,” Petrov said in the State Duma.

    According to him, Roscosmos State Corporation is being established by the example of Rosatom and Rostec corporations.

    Roscosmos State Corporation is being established by means of merging the Federal Space Agency with URSC. It was reported earlier that this process will take about six months and will be completed in mid-2015. Besides space activities, the corporation will be responsible for developing cosmodromes and GLONASS system as well as improving defense capabilities of the country.

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    Post  George1 on Sat Jun 20, 2015 2:45 am

    Equipment installation starts at new Russian spaceport's command post

    The cosmodrome’s command post is located above ground and looks more like a concrete bunker
    Russia's new Vostochny saceport

    BLAGOVESHCHENSK, June 19. /TASS/. Installation of equipment for the carrier rocket prelaunch procedure has started at the command post of the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region, the press service of Russia’s Special Construction Agency (Spetsstroy) reported on Friday.

    "All the premises for the installation of the support equipment, assembly of the first floor of the command post of the Vostochny cosmodrome have been handed over to specialists of the Centre for Operation of Space Ground-Based Infrastructure (TsENKI). The equipment for the prelaunch preparation of the carrier rocket and giving the command for blast-off is now being mounted," the press service said.

    The cosmodrome’s command post is located above ground and looks more like a concrete bunker. During carrier rocket launches the building will experience an 8-point seismic load, so it was designed and built with an extra margin of safety.

    "The command post walls will be more than half a metre thick. More than 12,000 cubic metres of concrete mixture were used in its construction and more than 2,000 tonnes of reinforcement bars," the press service said.

    Spetsstroy sources said that the command post is the launch complex’ ‘nerve centre.’ The facility is designed to process all the collected information about the status and readiness of technological and multipurpose support systems, on-board equipment and units of the launch vehicle and spacecraft, quality and the number of components of rocket fuels, special fluids and gases.

    The control and test equipment of the prelaunch preparation of the space complex will be located at the command post.

    The Vostochny cosmodrome construction was started near the town of Uglegorsk in the Amur region in 2010. It will become the country’s first civilian spaceport ensuring Russia’s full access to outer space.

    The first launch from the Vostochny spaceport is planned to be carried out in late 2015.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said previously that the creation of the new spaceport Vostochny in the Far East should confirm Russia’s high scientific and technological status. In his opinion, the new spaceport should become "yet another strongpoint for the development of our Far East."

    Vostochny should become operational in 2015 and start sending manned missions in 2018. The comsodrome is intended for launching automatic and piloted space missions under national, international and commercial programmes. By 2018, the spaceport should be ready to launch heavy Angara-5A rockets. The cosmodrome will also have infrastructure for future piloted missions.

    The spaceport complex will include two launch facilities, an aerodrome, cosmonauts’ flight training facilities, an oxygen-nitrogen plant and hydrogen plant, 115 kilometres of automobile roads and 125 kilometres of railways and other facilities. The first rocket to be launched from Vostochny is to be the Soyuz-2.1a, made by the Progress Rocket and Space Centre. The carrier rocket will place into orbit the Samara satellite Aist-2, the SamSat-218 nanosatellite of the Samara State Aerospace University and the Lomonosov satellite of Moscow State University (MGU).


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    Post  George1 on Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:33 am

    Vostochny spaceport to be equipped with smart security systems

    Vostochny cosmodrome will become the country’s first civilian spaceport ensuring Russia’s full access to outer space

    BLAGOVESHCHENSK, June 30. /TASS/. The facilities of the Vostochny cosmodrome under construction in the Russian Far East will be equipped with modern security systems. This will ensure the highest security level with the use of state-of-the-art technologies, the press service of Dalspetsstroy, a state-run agency affiliated to Russia’s Federal Special Construction Agency (Spetsstroy) said on Tuesday.

    "Specialists of Spetsstroy are completing the construction of checkpoints, the installation of perimeter wire fences of the launch and technical complexes. All this allows to install high-tech new generation equipment needed for ensuring safety of the Vostochny facilities," the press service said.

    They are installing TV surveillance systems, access control and burglar alarm systems, telecommunication networks and information protection systems.

    "The Vostochny project does not stipulate the construction of high concrete fences or barbed wire. Their functions are transferred to the "smart" security systems capable of ensuring 100-percent safety of both the facilities and the staff," Dalspetsstroy said.

    The Vostochny cosmodrome construction began near the town of Uglegorsk in the Amur region in 2010. It will become the country’s first civilian spaceport ensuring Russia’s full access to outer space. The first launch from the Vostochny spaceport is planned to be carried out in late 2015.


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