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KHABAROVSK, November 7 (Itar-Tass) — First /unmanned/ rocket launches from the Vostochny pad will begin in 2015, head of Roscosmos, Vladimir Popovkin, said during the inspection of the spaceport’s construction.
"I am satisfied with progress of the construction. Most importantly, we have developed this construction. Its peak should be at the end of next year. Now the main thing is not to slow down the pace of work", he said.
"The launch and technical systems must be submitted in 2014. Installation of the main buildings, structures, networks and communications will be completed in 2013," Deputy Chief of Dalspetsstroy Paul Buyanovsky said.
The construction at the Vostochny spaceport continues round the clock, the construction site employs 2,500 people, where ever third is a local resident. This year’s investments is planned to make about 20 billion roubles.
Vladimir Popovkin held at a meeting with the region’s authorities and constructors, where the participants discussed a broad range of issues regarding construction of the cosmodrome.