Construction of the cosmodrome “Vostochny”
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.
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.
The technical complex of “Vostochny” cosmodrome
Inside the assembly and testing facility
The railway connects the technical and launch complexes
The distance from the assembly and testing facility to the launch facility is 4.5 km.
The launch complex “Soyuz-2”. Launch pad #1.
The tower height is 50 meters, the weight – 1,500 tons.
The command post
The information processing center
The adjustment tower
One of the shift camps
This year about 1,000 students from universities located in nearby regions will participate in the construction.
The headquarters of the construction
Tsiolkovsky town. People employed at the cosmodrome will live here.
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