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Vostochny Cosmodrome to launch up to 6 rockets next year

Currently, the cosmodrome has only one track ready for the launch of automated spacecraft

VOSTOCHNY COSMODROME /Amur Region/, July 5. /TASS/. About six rocket launches will be carried out at the Vostochny Cosmodrome next year, Director-General of Roscosmos, the Russian State Space Corporation, Dmitry Rogozin said on Friday, following a successful launch of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket with Meteor-M satellite and 32 mini-satellites.

"We are hoping that the Vostochny Cosmodrome will be much busier next year. We are planning to reschedule commercial and state launches [to be carried out] here. Overall, next year from four to six launches are planned here," he said.

Currently, the Vostochny Cosmodrome only has one track ready for the launch of automated spacecraft. Roscosmos has yet to open another track for the launch of manned spacecraft at the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

Roscosmos had 45 launches planned for 2019, including both space rocket launches and test launches of ballistic missiles.