The construction of the cosmodrome “East”
The first ever launch from the new Russian cosmodrome East will be insured for 1,84 billion rubles, follows from the materials published on the portal of public procurement. Insurance carrier rocket “Soyuz 2.1 a” is included in this amount and will amount to 1,088 bn Launch complex will be insured on 24,135 billion rubles.
The initial price for the right of conclusion of the contract will amount to 146.7 mln RUB Initial cost of the right of conclusion of the contract of insurance of the launch complex — 89 million roubles. The competition results will be announced on April 22.
At the end of March, the head of Roscosmos, Igor Komarov, announced that the first launch from the cosmodrome East will be held in the last week of April. The exact date will be determined Monday at a meeting of the Department.
The first launch from the East originally was scheduled for December 25, 2015. In October, however, President Vladimir Putin has postponed the first launch in spring 2016. He expressed the hope that it will be possible to cope to the cosmonautics Day, which Russia celebrates on April 12, but emphasized that the space industry invalid hectic activity, so it is necessary to complete all construction and commissioning activities. If the holiday is not everything is ready, start to move, stressed Putin.
At the end of December 2015, the General Director of Samara rocket space center “Progress” Alexander Kirilin said that the first launch of the carrier rocket “Union” with the East is planned for April 25. However, in the Russian Federal space Agency this date is not confirmed, stressing that she “will be determined only after the end of Autonomous and complex tests.”
The Eastern spaceport in the Amur region began in 2011. The construction was planned to finish on 30 November 2015. It was accompanied by complaints of workers not receiving wages, as well as criminal cases against subcontractors of the company “Dalspetsstroy”, which leads the construction site.
In 2015, the damage from theft has exceeded 2 billion rubles, said the Prosecutor of the Amur region Nikolay Pilipchuk. During the year law enforcement agencies opened more than ten criminal cases about plunders of money.
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