The Vostochny COSMODROME (Amur region), September 24 — RIA Novosti. The Russian authorities “found a solution” in financing of the cosmodrome East, which will allow to sustain the plan for the first launch of the carrier rocket “Angara” in 2021, said to journalists on Monday, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
“Despite all the issues that were associated with the formation of the budget, a solution that will allow (execute triggers) in accordance with the plan… we believe that We need that in 2021 from here will leave the spacecraft without a crew, in 2023 – the crew (the ISS)”, — said Rogozin.
According to him, this issue was discussed a few days ago, the government of the Russian Federation.
The Vostochny cosmodrome is being built near the city of Tsiolkovsky (formerly the village of Uglegorsk) in the Amur region in 2012. He will become the first national cosmodrome of civilian purposes and will ensure independent access of Russia into space. The first launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” with the East with three satellites was successfully performed on 28 April 2016.
Footage of the first launch of a rocket carrying satellites from the cosmodrome “East”