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- May 26, 2023
Rogozin: Major Construction at Vostochny to be Completed This Year
MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin conducted a working visit to the Vostochny Cosmodrome, where he inspected the progress of construction of the second stage facilities for the Amur space rocket complex with the Angara launch vehicle.
“The main construction work at the Vostochny Cosmodrome is to be completed in 2022, enabling to begin installation and testing of the technological equipment in preparation for the start of the Angara-A5 rocket and new Oryol crewed spacecraft flight tests in December 2023,” Rogozin said.
The head of the corporation visits the spaceport on a regular basis. Governor of the Amur Region Vasily Orlov visited the facilities of the new Russian spaceport together with him. The delegation took a tour of the launchpad, the technical complex facilities, the assembly and testing facility and the warehouse of the launch vehicle units.
After that the Roscosmos director general held a meeting on the prospects for the creation of housing, social, cultural and household infrastructure in Tsiolkovsky (the number of city residents is planned to increase significantly by 2032), the construction of the airport, as well as the maximum use of existing infrastructure at the launch site to accommodate technological equipment for the Angara launch vehicle family launch preparation.
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What makes Roscosmos think that they can have even a partially equipped capsule ready for orbital test flights at the end of 2023? Isn’t that when the boilerplate Oryol is expected to be flying pad abort tests off the Angara NZ-h engineering model?
And people talk about “Elon time.”
But if they finish it, they will need to find another source of funding to skim off of…