It became known that the Center for the Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities (TSENKI), which is part of the state corporation Roscosmos, plans to resume rocket launches from the Vostochny cosmodrome at the end of 2020. This was reported by TASS with reference to the press service of TsENKI.
“We plan to resume launching at the end of the year“, – said a representative of the press service of TsENKI, specifying that this month will be completed the annual maintenance of ground technological equipment located on the territory of the cosmodrome.
Recall that the previous rocket launch from the Vostochny site was carried out in 2019. The press service noted that “an interruption in launching does not affect the readiness of the ground technological equipment of the cosmodrome for launching them“. It was also said that a well-built system of operation of the ground infrastructure of the cosmodrome makes it possible to maintain the technological equipment of the Soyuz-2 space rocket complex in a state of full readiness.
Earlier it was reported that missile launches under the OneWeb program will resume in the fourth quarter of this year. Recall that at the moment there are 74 OneWeb satellites in a low stationary orbit. The company intended to launch hundreds of more satellites, but in March it filed for bankruptcy and subsequent reorganization after failing to receive investments totaling about $ 2 billion. In April, OneWeb approached the UK government, hoping to receive a loan of £ 500 million. but then she was refused. Now the government has decided to invest in the company’s equity capital in order to take control of it.
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