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    New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy

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    Post  GarryB Thu May 26, 2022 9:59 am

    Zhukovsky international airport is 4.6km and Ulyanovsk is 5km of reinforced concrete for heavy planes...
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    Post  Gazputin Thu May 26, 2022 1:52 pm

    you wouldn't be trying to land spaceplanes at Zhukovsky though - far too close to a big urban area
    but yeah Ulyanovsk would be suitable

    although I think they would probably prefer to put a strip in at Kapustin Yar as the Western landing strip ?
    I'd be thinking that way
    all of those US bases are all at similar latitudes closer to the equator
    Kapustin Yar is roughly the same latitude as Vostochny too

    guess I will be reading this stuff next week or so
    I have that huge book on the Buran project - I haven't read much of it yet

    https://www.amazon.com/Energiya-Buran-Soviet-Shuttle-Springer-Praxis/dp/0387698485

    it has chapters on all the spaceplanes not just Buran
    (I remember going inside a Buran shuttle - think it was the Sydney Olympics - it was on display
    was around same size as a DC-9 - but had a really enormous cargo bay - as it didn't have rocket engines in the back like the US Shuttle)
    so I've had a lingering interest in spaceplanes all these years ... why I bought the book)

    ( I guess that Krylo-SV "returning stage" would need a decent sized runway too - but then it can deploy a wing better suited to subsonic flight ? )

    this is the most recent image I've seen of a proposed Russian spaceplane design

    https://www.flightglobal.com/russia-tests-reusable-spaceplane-design/113064.article

    the other question that comes to mind ..... if they start building a pad for the Soyuz-5 at Vostochny
    with twice the lifting capacity of the Soyuz ..... we may see an even bigger spaceplane in the future
    the Soyuz based one may well be the first round ...

    time to open that book ...



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    New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy - Page 11 Empty Angara launch tower hits 16th floor .... 1 to go - nice photos and great video

    Post  Gazputin Sat Jun 18, 2022 3:20 am

    article says includes facility for cosmonauts

    16th floor for the Angara service tower in Vostochny

    https://kosmosnews.fr/2022/06/17/16eme-etage-pour-la-tour-de-service-angara-a-vostochny/

    At the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur region, under the careful supervision of TsENKI specialists, the 16th level of the Service Tower for Angara launchers is being installed.

    In total, 17 levels of the tower will be built, which has already become a true symbol of the new launch complex.

    The prototype of the service tower in Vostochny is a similar unit to the Plesetsk cosmodrome, however, the tower takes into account the needs of the further development of the Angara and offers the opportunity to prepare for the launch of the configuration of the Angara A5 / A5M rockets with a next-generation Manned Spacecraft Orel.

    Two additional parts are installed on the maintenance truss of the modified tower: a finishing compartment and a vestibule. They form the access cabin of cosmoonauts. The crew members, after taking the elevator to the 11th level of the tower, cross the covered gallery to the boarding cabin and take their place in the ship. After that, the mechanisms remove the landing cabin and the sectional cover that protects the craft at all stages of launch preparation.

    Currently, the installation of the metal structures of the tower is being completed at the cosmodrome and preparations are underway for the assembly of the first maintenance farm.

    ALSO .... this is a cool VIDEO

    Rogozin on his Telegram channel talks of the huge underground city being created ....
    he has made a pretty cool video on Youtube ....

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kLOG39DEZ2I

    I often and proudly show how the second launch complex , the Angara at the Vostochny Cosmodrome of Amur, is growing day by day, from which we will launch our modular rockets of the same name with new reusable manned spacecraft "Eagle" and "Orlyonok", modules of the new "Russian Orbital Service Station", research lunar observatories and satellites of the Orbital Grouping "Sphere".

    But I have never shown a giant underground city under this launch complex and service tunnels more than 9 km long.

    Today I will show one of these tunnels, which connects the Command Post and the Angara Launch Pad.

    At the end of this year, we will complete the construction of this entire giant launch, lay down the communications of the control system and begin testing the technological engineering part of the new launch complex of the cosmodrome, preparing it for the launch of the launch vehicle.

    I invite you to walk with me through the tunnel and the communications wiring chambers.

    BUT WAIT - THERE'S MORE ....

    he has chosen the first satellite to launch from the new pad too ..
    Earth observation stereoscopic photography system -
    ( probably using Belarus lenses I suspect to jam it up the EU )

    A payload has been determined for the first launch in December next year of the Angara A.1.2 light launch vehicle from the new launch complex of the Vostochny Cosmodrome. This will be the Aist-2T spacecraft.

    The creation of a space complex for remote sensing stereoscopic surveying consisting of two small spacecraft "Stork-2T" began in December 2019. The created space complex "Stork" is able to obtain information data for the formation of stereoscopic images and the creation of digital terrain models (DMM), as well as monitoring emergency situations.

    The use of QC "Stork" will provide information data for the formation of stereoscopic images (with a pixel projection of 1.2 m in panchromatic survey mode and a capture strip of 32 km) for the formation of stereoscopic images and the creation of digital models of the terrain, as well as monitoring emergency situations. At the same time, the estimated daily productivity of the complex is 2 million km² (in the survey mode) and 800 thousand km² (in stereo photography).


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    New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy - Page 11 Empty On the territory of the Vostochny cosmodrome, construction work continues

    Post  owais.usmani Mon Apr 24, 2023 2:20 pm

    https://t.me/ruscosmodrom/379?single


    On the territory of the Vostochny cosmodrome, construction work continues on objects of the second stage. At the moment, the active construction of the Airport complex is underway. The runway has already been completed, its length is more than 3 km. In the future, it is planned to complete another 1 km, which will allow to receive all types of aircraft.

    The construction of a new missile system for launch vehicles of the Angara family is underway. The cable-filling tower, 66 meters high, has already been assembled, and process equipment is currently being installed. Reinforcement and concrete laying at the “0” mark is also now being carried out.

    At the same time, work is underway to build a command post, a gas outlet, underground networks and communications, and improve the premises of an administrative building, a checkpoint and other facilities.

    Construction and installation works of the launch complex of the Angara spacecraft and the airport complex are being carried out on schedule.

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    Post  lancelot Mon Apr 24, 2023 2:32 pm

    You can already see the airport runway on Google Maps.
    New Russian Cosmodrome - Vostochniy - Page 11 Image47

    And this is the launch pad for Angara.
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    Post  franco Thu Apr 27, 2023 12:34 pm

    Vostochny Cosmodrome: ahead of the third phase

    FULL ARTICLE: https://topcor-ru.translate.goog/34552-kosmodrom-vostochnyj-vperedi-tretja-ochered.html?utm_source=finobzor.ru&_x_tr_sl=auto&_x_tr_tl=en&_x_tr_hl=en

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sun May 07, 2023 9:33 am

    Progress shots, April 2023
    Credit to owais.usmani who posted these on the NASA SpaceFlight forum

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    Post  Big_Gazza Fri May 26, 2023 12:16 pm

    Very nice shot of Kondor FKA No1 on the pad at Vostochny. Compare the comprehensive facilites at Vostochny with the bare-bones (and now trashed) pad at SpaceX Boca Chica.

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    Post  lancelot Thu Feb 15, 2024 1:56 am

    14.02.2024
    Vostochny Cosmodrome airport receives first Roscosmos cargo plane

    The first cargo plane of the Roscosmos State Corporation — Il-76MDK with space cargo landed on the airstrip of the Vostochny Cosmodrome airport complex under construction.

    Specialists of the Vostochny Space Center of the Center for the Operation of Ground-based Space Infrastructure (part of Roscosmos) unloaded containers and delivered them by road to the technical complex of the cosmodrome.

    https://www.roscosmos.ru/40242/

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