Russia travel blog | All about Russia in English

May/15

28

Construction of the cosmodrome “Vostochny”

The Vostochny (“Eastern”) Cosmodrome is the future Russian spaceport being constructed near the village of Uglegorsk in Amur region, in the Far East.

In September 2011, the preparatory construction work began, and, in mid-2012, the full-scale construction of infrastructure and technological facilities of the cosmodrome started. Photos by: Stepanov Slava.

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 1

Today, most Russian launches are made from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, rented from Kazakhstan. In the future, “Vostochny” will be the main space center in Russia.

The total area of ​​the new cosmodrome will be about 700 sq. km., about 10 times smaller than Baikonur. The construction is scheduled to be completed in 2020.

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 2

The technical complex of “Vostochny” cosmodrome

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 3

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 4

Inside the assembly and testing facility

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 5

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 6

The railway connects the technical and launch complexes

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 7

The distance from the assembly and testing facility to the launch facility is 4.5 km.

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 8

The launch complex “Soyuz-2”. Launch pad #1.

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 9

The tower height is 50 meters, the weight – 1,500 tons.

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 10

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 11

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 12

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 13

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 14

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 15

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 16

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 17

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 18

The command post

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 19

The information processing center

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 20

The adjustment tower

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 21

One of the shift camps

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 22

This year about 1,000 students from universities located in nearby regions will participate in the construction.

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 23

The headquarters of the construction

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 24

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 25

Tsiolkovsky town. People employed at the cosmodrome will live here.

Construction of cosmodrome Vostochny, Russia, photo 26

If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.

Tags: 

<<

>>

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply