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Launching pad for Soyuz carrier rockets at Vostochny space center 80% ready

March 16, 2015, 10:35 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Work is underway to make hydro and thermo isolation of vent ducts and to mount water supplies, sewage and water reuse systems
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MOSCOW, March 15. /TASS/. The launching pad for Soyuz carrier rockets at Russia;s Vostochny space centre under construction is about 80% ready, Alexander Mordovets, a deputy director of Russia’s special construction authority (Spetsstroi) told TASS on Sunday.

"By now, the construction readiness of the most important facility of Russia’s new space centre - the launching pad - is about 80%," he said, adding that work is underway to make hydro and thermo isolation of vent ducts and to mount water supplies, sewage and water reuse systems.

He said primary attention is paid to works in premises meant for technical equipment. "More than 70% of such premises have already been commissioned," he said.

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