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Russia's new spaceport: Vostochny cosmodrome

October 14, 2015, 16:02 UTC+3
Vostochny will become the first national cosmodrome for civilian use
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The Vostochny (Eastern) spaceport is being built near the town of Uglegorsk in the Amur region. Photo: Launch pad and the mobile service tower at Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome
The Vostochny (Eastern) spaceport is being built near the town of Uglegorsk in the Amur region. Photo: Launch pad and the mobile service tower at Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome
The Vostochny (Eastern) spaceport is being built near the town of Uglegorsk in the Amur region. Photo: Launch pad and the mobile service tower at Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS
It will become the first national cosmodrome for civilian use. Photo: Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) head Igor Komarov, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Federal Agency for Special Construction head Alexander Volosov visiting Vostochny Cosmodrome
It will become the first national cosmodrome for civilian use. Photo: Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) head Igor Komarov, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Federal Agency for Special Construction head Alexander Volosov visiting Vostochny Cosmodrome
It will become the first national cosmodrome for civilian use. Photo: Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) head Igor Komarov, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Federal Agency for Special Construction head Alexander Volosov visiting Vostochny Cosmodrome
© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS
The spaceport has been under construction since 2010
The spaceport has been under construction since 2010
The spaceport has been under construction since 2010
© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS
Construction works at the cosmodrome were said to be completed on November 30, 2015
Construction works at the cosmodrome were said to be completed on November 30, 2015
Construction works at the cosmodrome were said to be completed on November 30, 2015
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS
The Vostochny cosmodrome will comprise 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
The Vostochny cosmodrome will comprise 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
The Vostochny cosmodrome will comprise 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
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS
On October 14, 2014 Russian President said the first launches from Russia’s Vostochny spaceport should be carried out in 2016 rather than December 2015
On October 14, 2014 Russian President said the first launches from Russia’s Vostochny spaceport should be carried out in 2016 rather than December 2015
On October 14, 2014 Russian President said the first launches from Russia’s Vostochny spaceport should be carried out in 2016 rather than December 2015
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS
The first launch of a manned spacecraft is scheduled for 2018.  Photo: A mobile service tower
The first launch of a manned spacecraft is scheduled for 2018.  Photo: A mobile service tower
The first launch of a manned spacecraft is scheduled for 2018. Photo: A mobile service tower
© Igor Ageyenko/TASS
According to Putin, launch of super heavy rockets from Vostochny spaceport will be possible in the future Photo: Mobile service tower at Vostochny Cosmodrome
According to Putin, launch of super heavy rockets from Vostochny spaceport will be possible in the future Photo: Mobile service tower at Vostochny Cosmodrome
According to Putin, launch of super heavy rockets from Vostochny spaceport will be possible in the future Photo: Mobile service tower at Vostochny Cosmodrome
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Sections of a Soyuz rocket at the Assembly and Testing Facility at Vostochny Cosmodrome
Sections of a Soyuz rocket at the Assembly and Testing Facility at Vostochny Cosmodrome
Sections of a Soyuz rocket at the Assembly and Testing Facility at Vostochny Cosmodrome
© Igor Ageyenko/TASS
Earlier Russian president visited Vostochny in September 2014, drawing attention to the fact that construction work was lagging behind the schedule
Earlier Russian president visited Vostochny in September 2014, drawing attention to the fact that construction work was lagging behind the schedule
Earlier Russian president visited Vostochny in September 2014, drawing attention to the fact that construction work was lagging behind the schedule
© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS
The launch pad at Vostochny Cosmodrome
The launch pad at Vostochny Cosmodrome
The launch pad at Vostochny Cosmodrome
© Igor Ageyenko/TASS
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The Vostochny (Eastern) spaceport is being built near the town of Uglegorsk in the Amur region. Photo: Launch pad and the mobile service tower at Russia's Vostochny Cosmodrome
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS
It will become the first national cosmodrome for civilian use. Photo: Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) head Igor Komarov, Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Federal Agency for Special Construction head Alexander Volosov visiting Vostochny Cosmodrome
© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS
The spaceport has been under construction since 2010
© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS
Construction works at the cosmodrome were said to be completed on November 30, 2015
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS
The Vostochny cosmodrome will comprise 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
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS
On October 14, 2014 Russian President said the first launches from Russia’s Vostochny spaceport should be carried out in 2016 rather than December 2015
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS
The first launch of a manned spacecraft is scheduled for 2018. Photo: A mobile service tower
© Igor Ageyenko/TASS
According to Putin, launch of super heavy rockets from Vostochny spaceport will be possible in the future Photo: Mobile service tower at Vostochny Cosmodrome
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS
Sections of a Soyuz rocket at the Assembly and Testing Facility at Vostochny Cosmodrome
© Igor Ageyenko/TASS
Earlier Russian president visited Vostochny in September 2014, drawing attention to the fact that construction work was lagging behind the schedule
© Alexei Nikolsky/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS
The launch pad at Vostochny Cosmodrome
© Igor Ageyenko/TASS

On October 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected construction work at the Vostochny spaceport. During his visit, Putin said the first launches from Russia’s Vostochny spaceport should be carried out in 2016 rather than this December. The Vostochny (Eastern) spaceport is being built near the town of Uglegorsk in the Amur region. It will become the first national cosmodrome for civilian use. Russia's new spaceport construction - in this photo gallery by TASS

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