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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:18 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Looks like new contractor for Angara launchpad on Vostochniy will be PSO Kazan (ПСО Казань) but it's not officially confirmed yet:

    https://www.kommersant.ru/doc/3433853

    And now it's official:

    http://tass.ru/kosmos/4641366


    You guys don't need to thank me for delivering news 4 days in advance and as a bonus here is a nice fresh pic Cool

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    Post  Big_Gazza on Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:26 am

    PapaDragon wrote:
    You guys don't need to thank me for delivering news 4 days in advance and as a bonus here is a nice fresh pic Cool

    Its all good... we weren't going to...   Razz Nice pic though thumbsup
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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:21 pm

    Big_Gazza wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    You guys don't need to thank me for delivering news 4 days in advance and as a bonus here is a nice fresh pic Cool

    Its all good... we weren't going to...   Razz  Nice pic though thumbsup

    Thank you, I downloaded it myself.  lol1
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    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Oct 25, 2017 8:53 pm


    Fregat stage tests at Vostochniy:
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    https://vk.com/roscosmos?w=wall-30315369_212309
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    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:55 am

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    You can see location of future Angara launchpad here, it's closer than I thought:
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    Post  Big_Gazza on Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:01 am

    PapaDragon wrote:'
    You can see location of future Angara launchpad here, it's closer than I thought:

    I think you'll find the Angara pad is not in the shot (would be located at a bearing of ~10 o'clock).  That cleared patch was (I believe) associated with Soyuz pad construction, eg vehicle depot, construction village, stores etc, now demobilised but probably used for hard-stand and operations equipment. Zaks site has a decent plan layout:

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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:11 am


    You guys know that I could just post a link to article and call it a day? Easiest thing in the world. Wink

    But I am posting the whole package here just because I like you all so much! love

    Enjoy the glorious pics of awesomeness!!! russia

    Preparations for next launch from Vostochniyi Cosmodrome
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    BONUS: Are those space-cops on the right? Cool

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    Lots of links to previous photo reports in the article as well: https://bmpd.livejournal.com/2940726.html




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    Post  kvs on Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:02 am

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    Thank your fore all the photos.   They really add value to this forum.
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    Post  Big_Gazza on Fri Nov 10, 2017 5:38 am

    Agreed! Awesome stuff & thanks for posting! Vostochny looks magic in the summer when the suns out. All of those spite-filled wankers who have been shit-canning the project should be feeling pretty damn small right now (but won't be most likely, just feeling bitter).
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    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:23 pm

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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:29 pm


    Launch preparations for 28th thumbsup

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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:19 am

    '
    Ground monitoring station on Vostochniy is officially in service:

    https://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/100884/
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    This kinda reminds me of level from Metal Gear Solid...Cool
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    Post  kvs on Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:20 am

    Good news. Russia is expanding the data from orbit transfer capacity. This is not a trivial thing. One of the pains in operating various geophysical
    measurement satellites is the lack of enough downlink bandwidth. So lots of data is trashed without ever being analyzed.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:23 am


    Launched thumbsup russia

    http://tass.ru/kosmos/4763831

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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:45 am


    And fuckup ensues:

    Russia Loses Contact With Satellite

    https://sputniknews.com/russia/201711281059496152-russia-loses-contact-satellite/

    Fregat upper stage fuckup from what folks can tell
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    Post  KiloGolf on Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:13 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    And fuckup ensues:

    Russia Loses Contact With Satellite

    https://sputniknews.com/russia/201711281059496152-russia-loses-contact-satellite/

    Fregat upper stage  fuckup from what folks can tell

    Un-effin-believable What a Face
    They trashed 19 satellites with this fvckup. No

    Anatoly Zak‏
    @RussianSpaceWeb
    6 hours ago

    Interfax: A human error could have led to a wrong orientation of the Fregat upper stage during its 1st engine firing, sending the whole stack into the Atlantic

    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/meteor-m2-1.html#anomaly
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    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:12 pm

    KiloGolf wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    ...................

    Un-effin-believable What a Face
    They trashed 19 satellites with this fvckup.  No

    Please don't be too shy to type word 'fuckup'. It's more than appropriate in this case.

    KiloGolf wrote:..........
    Anatoly Zak‏
    @RussianSpaceWeb
    6 hours ago
    Interfax: A human error could have led to a wrong orientation of the Fregat upper stage during its 1st engine firing, sending the whole stack into the Atlantic
    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/meteor-m2-1.html#anomaly

    There is very limited number of people who handled that particular component during installation. They need to go trough work logs, get the list and start attaching jumper cables to some testicles until someone squeals.  

    How hard it is to install something in upright position? Six-graders I teach would do better job than those clowns.


    One more thing about Fregat upper stage:


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavochkin

    NPO Lavochkin.....the developer and manufacturer of the Fregat upper stage, as well as interplanetary probes such as Fobos-Grunt....

    Fobos-Grunt. Ring a bell? Ring a fucking bell? What was the cause of that fuckup again?

    They better get their fucking shit in order ASAP because next launch is in one month and they also have 8 launches slated for next year, five of those commercial.
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    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:58 pm


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    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:35 pm

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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:00 pm

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    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:06 pm

    Second launch pad at Vostochny spaceport may take 45 months to build

    A contract for building the launch pad will be signed in the near future

    MOSCOW, August 16. /TASS/. The Vostochny spaceport’s second launch pad for the Angara rocket may take 45 months to build, the CEO of the Roscosmos corporation, Dmitry Rogozin, told TASS in an interview.
    A contract for building the launch pad will be signed in the near future.

    "It will identify the deadlines for completing the construction work and for beginning partial and comprehensive tests," Rogozin said.

    At the moment the Vostochny spaceport has only one launch pad for the Soyuz-2 family of space rockets. Three launches have been carried out from it so far. The other launch pad will be used for all configurations of the Angara rockets. The first launch from it is due in 2022. About 38 billion rubles ($570 million) is to be spent on building the ground infrastructure for Angara rockets.


    More:
    http://tass.com/science/1017475
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    Post  George1 on Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:26 am

    Russia launches 2nd stage of Vostochny spaceport construction

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    KUBINKA /Moscow Region/, August 21. /TASS/. The construction of a launch pad for the Angara carrier rocket is underway at the Vostochny spaceport in the Russian Far East, according to the materials presented by the Khrunichev Space Center at the Army-2018 international military and technical forum on Tuesday.

    "Work is underway at the Vostochny spaceport to build infrastructure for preparing launches of Angara carrier rockets and the universal launch compound of the Amur space and rocket center," the materials say.

    Russia’s State Space Corporation Roscosmos earlier said that a contract with the construction company Kazan for building the second stage of the Vostochny cosmodrome would be signed in late August and work would begin in early September.

    Roscosmos earlier said that the construction of the launch pad for the Angara carrier rocket at the Vostochny spaceport should begin in June 2018. Before that, there were plans to start the launch pad’s construction in early 2018, about which then-Head of the Center for the Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Rano Dhurayeva told TASS in November 2017. Technological equipment for the construction was delivered to the cosmodrome in August last year. The launch of an Angara rocket from the new pad is expected in 2021.

    More:
    http://tass.com/science/1017978
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    Post  George1 on Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:21 pm

    Soil cavities discovered underneath Soyuz-2 launch pad at Vostochny spaceport - source

    "We have already concluded a contract to eliminate the cavities," the source said

    MOSCOW, September 10. /TASS/. Repairs must be carried out at the launch pad for Soyuz-2 carrier rockets at the Vostochy spaceport in Russia’s Far East after cavities were discovered in the soil underneath a servicing tower, a source at the spaceport told TASS.

    "Cavities appeared underneath the reinforced concrete foundation of a mobile servicing tower at the first launch pad of the Vostochny spaceport," the source said. "We have already concluded a contract to eliminate the cavities."

    The source did not specify the origin of the cavities at the launch pad of the spaceport in Russia’s Far East, while the Center for the Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure refrained from making comments on the situation.

    The first launch site at the Vostochny space center was built in 2012-2016 for Soyuz rockets and the first launch from it was carried out on April 28, 2016.

    More:
    http://tass.com/science/1020705


    Construction of launch pad for Angara rocket begins at Vostochny spaceport

    According to earlier reports, the Angara launch pad is to be completed by 2022

    MOSCOW, September 7. /TASS/. The chief of the space rocket corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin has declared construction work has begun at the Vostochny spaceport for the heavy space rocket Angara.

    Earlier, Roscosmos said a contract with PSO Kazan for building a second unit of the Vostochny spaceport would be signed at the end of August and construction work would commence in early September.

    "We are beginning the construction of a second launch pad for the heavy rocket Angara," Rogozin tweeted on Friday.

    Read also
    Russia to build $580 mln launch pad for Angara carrier rocket by 2023

    According to earlier reports, the Angara launch pad is to be completed by December 31, 2022. Construction costs are estimated at nearly 39 billion rubles ($565 million).

    The first launch pad for Soyuz rockets was built in 2012-2016 and the first launch from Vostochny was carried on April 28, 2016.

    The launch pad for the Angara-A5 heavy rockets was designed for ten launches as year, according to the Roscosmos website. It will consist of the launch pad proper, the fueling tower, the transportation unit, fueling and firefighting systems and other facilities.


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    http://tass.com/science/1020415
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    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:24 pm


    No

    Holes under the launchpad on the Vostochnii were formed due to poor quality concrete

    http://www.interfax.ru/russia/628647
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    Post  George1 on Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:08 pm

    Vostochny Cosmodrome’ second phase of construction began

    Earlier, a source said that Production and Construction Association "Kazan" will continue the second phase of Vostochny Cosmodrome’s construction

    KHIMKI /Moscow Region/, June 4. /TASS/. Excavation works are currently underway at the site of the Vostochny Cosmodrome’ second phase of construction, Director General of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on Tuesday.

    "The construction has begun, soil excavation is underway," Rogozin said following the meeting on digital transformation and digital services of Roscosmos’ agencies.

    According to the head of the corporation, he is observing the works live.

    Earlier, a source told TASS that Production and Construction Association "Kazan" will continue the second phase of Vostochny Cosmodrome’s construction. Roscosmos confirmed this information later.

    Moreover, Rogozin posted a photo on his official Twitter page on Friday, showing construction equipment on railroad tracks with a caption, reading "trains are going to Vostochny".


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