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Vostochny cosmodrome to be ready in time — contractor

August 07, 2015, 10:23 UTC+3 KHABAROVSK
The first launch from the new cosmodrome is scheduled for this year, and the construction should be over by November 30
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A view of the fire circle at the Vostochny Cosmodrome

A view of the fire circle at the Vostochny Cosmodrome

© Igor Ageyenko/TASS

KHABAROVSK, August 7. /TASS/. Facilities at the Vostochny cosmodrome are ready by 95%, head of the Dalspecstroy contracting company Yuri Volkodav said on Friday.

The first launch from the new cosmodrome is scheduled for this year, and the construction should be over by November 30.

"All contracts under the ‘launch minimum’ have been fulfilled," he said, explaining the ‘launch minimum, without which the cosmodrome cannot be working, is nine contracts, including a railway, a car road, a start and technical facilities, security and energy supplies.

The Vostochny cosmodrome will have two launch platforms, an airfield, facilities for crew members’ pre-launch preparation, oxygen-nitrogen and hydrogen plants, 115 kilometers of roadway and 125 kilometers of rail track.

Vostochny will be Russia’s first national civilian cosmodrome to ensure the country’s full access to outer space.

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