The state corporation Roscosmos plans over the next year to carry out more than 25 launches of launch vehicles from the Baikonur and Vostochny cosmodromes, as reported by RIA Novosti.
In particular, from July 2020 to July 2021, three launches of Proton missiles and 17 launches of Soyuz-2 carriers are planned from Baikonur. In addition, six launches from the Vostochny spaceport are planned.
On July 23, according to the program of the International Space Station (ISS), the Progress MS-15 cargo ship will be launched from Baikonur. He is to deliver fuel, food, water, equipment for conducting scientific experiments and other cargoes into orbit.
In October, the launch of the Soyuz MS-17 manned spacecraft with the crew of the next long ISS expedition is scheduled. The main composition includes cosmonauts of Roscosmos Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov, as well as NASA astronaut Kathleen Rubins.
Meanwhile, Roscosmos spoke about the construction of the second stage of the Vostochny spaceport. In Severodvinsk, Industrial Technologies JSC completed the construction and testing of a new launch pad for the Angara space rocket complex. Already in July it will be loaded onto the Barents ship and delivered to Vostochny via the Northern Sea Route.
“Starting in Severodvinsk, a gigantic launch pad weighing more than 2,000 tons will follow the ship across the Arctic Ocean, the Bering Strait, the Barents and Okhotsk Seas and enter the port of Sovetskaya Gavan. There, a multi-ton structure will be loaded onto a barge and taken along the Amur and Zeya rivers to Vostochny. It is planned that the launch complex will reach the cosmodrome by the first of September“, – says Roscosmos.
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