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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 05, 2015 4:48 pm

    First Ever Launch Vehicle to Be Sent to Russia’s New Spaceport in Siberia

    A space launch vehicle, the Soyuz-2, will be the first to be sent to Russia’s new Vostochny Cosmodrome in Siberia; it will leave the manufacturer on Sunday, according to Russia’s Vice Premier Dmitry Rogozin.

    Russia's Deputy Prime Minister in charge of defense has confirmed that a space launch vehicle which will be the first to take off from Russia’s new launch pad in Siberia will be sent there on Sunday.

    Dmitry Rogozin tweeted that on September 6 he will oversee the shipment of the spacecraft and in the evening he will cheer on the girls at the super-battle for the Russian Handball Super Cup.

    The Soyuz-2 spacecraft will leave the facilities of the developing and manufacturing center TsSKB-Progress in the city of Samara in southeastern Russia and travel all the way to Vostochny Cosmodrome in Siberia.

    The launch vehicle is scheduled to take off for the first time by the end of 2015. According to the schedule, construction work at the Cosmodrome is set to be completed by November 30.

    The Vostochny Space Center has been under construction in the Amur Region of Russia's Far East since 2012. Vostochny will enable Russia to launch most missions from its own soil, reducing the country's reliance on the Baikonur space station in Kazakhstan.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/science/20150905/1026637807/russia-vostochny-cosmodrome-first-spacecraft.html#ixzz3ksM2Agmi


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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Sep 05, 2015 6:13 pm


    Pic from George's link:



    Nice progress in just couple of weeks. thumbsup

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  artjomh on Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:18 am

    Any photos of the assembly plant, the city, other areas?

    Has any progress been done on the second launch complex, or are they building one at a time?

    Amazing photos, btw, love this thread.

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Sep 06, 2015 2:30 am

    artjomh wrote:Any photos of the assembly plant, the city, other areas?

    Has any progress been done on the second launch complex, or are they building one at a time?

    Amazing photos, btw, love this thread.

    Thanks!

    They are building one launch complex at a time. This one is for Soyuz.  After that they will be starting one for Angara.

    As for pics of plant,  city and other places they are all here but I haven't labeled them. My bad. Embarassed


    For example, these are pics of assembly plant (one of them):

    http://russos.ru/img/trip/2015-07-vost/cosmodrome-vost-32.jpg
    http://russos.ru/img/trip/2015-07-vost/cosmodrome-vost-34.jpg
    All three in one pic:
    http://sdelanounas.ru/i/c/2/r/c2RlbGFub3VuYXMucnUvdXBsb2Fkcy8yLzAvMjA1MTQzNjAzMjI1MF9vcmlnLmpwZWc_X19pZD02NDY1OQ==.jpg


    This is mission control building:

    http://s00.yaplakal.com/pics/pics_preview/9/9/3/5942399.jpg


    This is the town (Tsiolkovsky):

    http://russos.ru/img/trip/2015-07-vost/cialkovskiy-00.jpg
    http://russos.ru/img/trip/2015-07-vost/cialkovskiy-08.jpg
    http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/xindex.php,qaction=dlattach,3Btopic=19909.0,3Battach=1057106,3Bimage.pagespeed.ic.OBTEkph0m7.jpg


    Transmission site (or whatever is accurate name):

    http://russos.ru/img/trip/2015-07-vost/cosmodrome-vost-41.jpg
    http://russos.ru/img/trip/2015-07-vost/cosmodrome-vost-40.jpg


    Along with launch complex that makes for at least five separate sites. There is also train station and airport that I saw on video report. I will try to find and upload it.

    Also, check out source links that I posted, they often contain descriptions in Russian. I don't speak the language myself but if you do you are in luck because there is often lots of useful info there.

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Sun Sep 06, 2015 3:39 pm

    OK, I found the video!!!  thumbsup

    It is from early this year (you'll notice that a lot of the work is in earlier stages) but it will give you general idea of what goes where.

    Also, keep in mind that some "genius" from graphics department made a huge poop-fest when he drew Angara rocket launching from INSIDE firing ring instead of on top of it. Not to mention the fact that launchpad in question is one for Soyuz, not Angara.

    This is intellectual midgetry  of highest order!!! angry  I mean, who the hell is hiring these hacks?



    So remember, spaceport is not just one site but instead several very large sites often at considerable distance from one another. My guess is 10-15 km on average.

    For example, in this photo of launch complex you can see assembly buildings in the background:  
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    And this is how town Tsiolkovsky should look when completed:



    EDIT:

    One more fresh pic:


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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:31 pm


    Here is a view from slightly better vantage point. Cool

    You can see assembly buildings in the middle and launch complex at the bottom. I can't make out the rest.



    It is at least several months old, you can tell by the condition of the ''pit'' on the launch complex and lack of vegetation on construction sites, but still pretty cool. Tsiolkovsky is not in the pic because it is a bit further away.


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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Sep 08, 2015 8:06 pm


    Video-motherload guys!!! russia

    CGI presentation of delivery, assembly, fueling and launch process step-by-step. And best of all, detailed map of all existing and planned facilities from now to 2030s:




    Video presentation of spaceport from July 2015 with lots of aerial footage and some statistics:




    Footage of launchpad construction from 18. august 2015.




    Footage filmed from top of the launch tower:




    When completed, this will be THE most awesome place on the planet!!! thumbsup





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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:20 am


    From Rogozin's Facebook












    Tsiolkovsky construction site:




    https://www.facebook.com/dmitry.rogozin/media_set?set=a.981362781887061.1073742005.100000400452160&type=3

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Sep 19, 2015 1:58 am


    Assembly buildings:




    Tsiolkovsky:






    http://spetsstroy.ru/press/news/detail.php?ID=36227
    http://spetsstroy.ru/press/news/detail.php?ID=36124

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:00 pm


    ''Construction of the second industrial complex on Vostochniy Spaceport has started (road maintenance, road repair and construction management, mechanical-repair factory and warehouse facilities, guardhouse, petrol station, etc)

    http://www.sdelanounas.ru/blogs/68177/


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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:54 pm


    ''First rocket arrived on Vostochniy Spaceport''





    http://www.sdelanounas.ru/blogs/68205/

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:06 pm



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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  magnumcromagnon on Sun Oct 11, 2015 8:07 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:
    mutantsushi wrote:I didn't see this posted here, plans for manned Soyuz from Vostochny are being dropped completely,
    with manned program from Vostochny now planned to only happen via Angara-5V (+PPTS), now scheduled for 2025.
    Which begs the question, why bother finishing the Soyuz pad there?, if it will not achieve "independence from Kazakhstan"?
    I guess it leaves the possibility to re-start the manned Soyuz program from Vostochny WHEN/IF NEEDED,
    but honestly that is a very expensive contingency plan and Kazakhstan is hardly seeming to present a threat of non-cooperation...? /shrug
    I'm sure everybody in Roscosmos/etc are just waiting for the day Vostochny is finally fully functional and they can forget this long drawn-out episode.

    http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/n0372-blow-for-new-cosmodrome-as-officials-say-first-manned-launch-is-still-a-decade-away/

    Soyuz will be go-to light cargo rocket for decades to come, hence the launch pad on Vostochniy (and in French Guiana and in China and most likely Brazil.....)

    Angara and PTK-NP are superior to Soyuz system on all parameters. You can't use 50 years old ship infinitely. It took a total redesign for it to carry 3 crewmen instead of 2.

    It is time for old girl to go to well earned retirement.

    Vostochniy must be completed in order to achieve independence from Kazakhstan.

    Kazakhstan cannot be trusted, neither can any country that is not called Russia. It is mathematical axiom. Recent events proven it yet again.

    Well I agree that Russia should take every step to end strategic dependency on any other nation, but to say that Kazahkstan cannot be trusted is a patently absurd claim, that is unwarranted and unsubstantiated:

    President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, not President Putin of the Russian Federation, is the mastermind behind the Eurasian Union and you could argue that Kazakhstan's Nomenklatura is on average more pro-Russian that Russia's Nomenklatura. Back in the early 90's Nazarbayev was trying his best to collect the pieces of the USSR puzzle and putting them back together again, take for example the Eurasian Union was in fact proposed by Nazarbayev in a speech back in 1994, meanwhile at the same time Russian and Ukrainian oligarchs were raping their respective countries' state-owned assets. Kazakhstan has reliably chosen to stick with Russia in the worst of times and the best of times, and resisted all the Pan-Turkic pressure of falling in to the orbit of Turkey in NATO's sphere of influence.

    If your still in doubt, here's a good write up about Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan, and their relationship with Russia:

    Interesting Overview of Central Asia's Most Successful 'Stan'

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  kvs on Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:08 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    If your still in doubt, here's a good write up about Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan, and their relationship with Russia:

    Interesting Overview of Central Asia's Most Successful 'Stan'

    I know someone from Kazakhstan, a Russian academic, and what he describes is primitive ethnic politics where Russians are
    treated like second class citizens even though they are around 40% of the population. It's the same shit as in Ukraine, the
    Baltics and the Balkans. Politicians, including Nazarbayev, play off the "dominant" former culture (Serbia in the case of Yugoslavia and
    Russia in the case of the USSR). Of course all these ethnic republics were never abused like they pretend they were.
    This is a new political mythology manufactured by newly arrived elites to secure their position and get as much of the pie
    as they can.

    The situation with Kazakhstan is that its leadership are not total drooling idiots who would go for outright ethnic cleansing.
    But they cannot be trusted. Russia must have friendly relations but it should not tolerate abuse and have any illusions
    that it has real friends at the state level. This is actually true for all countries throughout history. At the state level
    we have a predatory fish ecology even if we have rational behaviour at the individual level.

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  sepheronx on Mon Oct 12, 2015 12:16 am

    kvs wrote:
    magnumcromagnon wrote:
    If your still in doubt, here's a good write up about Nazarbayev and Kazakhstan, and their relationship with Russia:

    Interesting Overview of Central Asia's Most Successful 'Stan'

    I know someone from Kazakhstan, a Russian academic, and what he describes is primitive ethnic politics where Russians are
    treated like second class citizens even though they are around 40% of the population.   It's the same shit as in Ukraine, the
    Baltics and the Balkans.   Politicians, including Nazarbayev, play off the "dominant" former culture (Serbia in the case of Yugoslavia and
    Russia in the case of the USSR).   Of course all these ethnic republics were never abused like they pretend they were.  
    This is a new political mythology manufactured by newly arrived elites to secure their position and get as much of the pie
    as they can.

    The situation with Kazakhstan is that its leadership are not total drooling idiots who would go for outright ethnic cleansing.
    But they cannot be trusted.   Russia must have friendly relations but it should not tolerate abuse and have any illusions
    that it has real friends at the state level.   This is actually true for all countries throughout history.   At the state level
    we have a predatory fish ecology even if we have rational behaviour at the individual level.  

    I don't know. I hear two different stories. Some say that in Kazakhstan, Russians are usually in the business sectors and Kazakhs are elsewhere. Russians even are in the Kazakh military (seen some that are clearly Russian in the higher ups). So I would say I kinda doubt the whole second class citizen thing. Maybe some are, especially if they are secluded in other regions.

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  Project Canada on Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:00 am


    one thing I want to happen in my lifetime is for Kazakhstan, Belarus and Ukraine (maybe at least half of it because Ukronazis have completely occupied western Ukraine) to join the Russian Federation russia

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:15 pm

    russia
    Back on topic guys:







    http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/69082/






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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  Project Canada on Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:02 pm


    I cant wait to see Vostochny up and running. is it 2018 when it will become fully operational?

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  Viktor on Tue Oct 13, 2015 10:07 pm

    +1 PapaDragon - great pics

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  kvs on Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:48 am

    Project Canada wrote:
    I cant wait to see Vostochny up and running. is it 2018 when it will become fully operational?

    There is no reason for them to wait two years to launch rockets if they have delivered one on site already.   I am quite
    sure they will launch in 2016.  Various parts of the cosmodrome will take longer to complete and 2018 is likely the
    "everything ready" date.

    I tried to look this up using Google and had to swim through a flood of anti-Russian propaganda excrement.
    Wikipedia uses the fringe propaganda rag The Moscow Times as some sort of verifiable information source.

    Seriously, NATO numbskulls, how can any of you expect humans with functional brains to swallow your drivel?
    For a project with such dramatic coverage of its "problems" it sure as hell is getting finished fast.   In case it
    is not clear, NATO numbskulls, serious problems lead to project paralysis and terminal delays.   What you claim
    are problems are routine issues experienced by any megaproject.   Especially in your benighted NATO itself.

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:01 pm

    Putin arrives in Amur region to inspect construction work at Vostochny spaceport

    The President wants to see what has been done to catch up with the construction schedule, his press secretary says

    BLAGOVESHCHENSK, October 14. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in the Far Eastern Amur region, where he will inspect construction work at the Vostochny spaceport and will chair a session on its development.

    President Putin wants to see what has been done to catch up with the construction schedule, president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Tuesday.

    "It is a routine inspection trip," he said, adding that the Vostochny space center was Putin’s pet project and the president was personally controlling the construction.

    "There were very serious problems, the construction lagged behind the schedule. Now the situation has been improved. And the president wants to see it by himself," the spokesman said.

    After a visit to the construction site, Putin "will have a conference with the government members who supervise the construction and with the contractors to discuss issues linked with the construction works, preparations for the first launch, and, naturally, issues of social maintenance of those who take part in the construction works," Peskov said.

    Besides, Putin will met with the director general of SIBUR company, Dmitry Konov, to discuss construction of a new gas processing plant in the Amur region. SIBUR is a Russian gas processing and petrochemicals company headquartered in Moscow.


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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:38 pm

    Viktor wrote:+1 PapaDragon - great pics

    Thank you buddy!  thumbsup
    Got some more, feast you eyes on this:




















    August:





    September:





    August:





    October:



    August:







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    August:




    October:



    August:










    October:




















    Some more stuff here, there is also an awesome drone footage in the source page but I can't link it here, be sure to check it out!!!

    http://sdelanounas.ru/blogs/69101/

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  Militarov on Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:22 pm



    Seems like fresh video Smile

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    Post  PapaDragon on Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:46 pm


    ^^Beat me to it buddy, good one +1 thumbsup Very Happy

    That UAV footage from my previous post:


    Official visit:








































    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=858316040925097&set=a.111154868974555.20905.100002401278654&type=3&theater

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    Re: New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

    Post  PapaDragon on Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:18 pm

    Winter is coming!!! russia
















    http://vk.com/roscosmos?w=wall-30315369_63534































    Tsiolkovsky:






    Scale model of Tsiolkovsky or not, can't tell for certain...


    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1001582006531805&set=pcb.1001583339865005&type=3&theater

    Good stuff starts at 3:15


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