Spaceport East for the first launch is ready!
• Spaceport East for the first launch is ready!
Construction began Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region in 2012. He will become the first national cosmodrome, which will ensure full access to the Russian space.
March 22 at the cosmodrome "East" at the Annunciation took place "dry" missile export.
Carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1a" before the roll-out is in the MIC RN - assembly and testing rockets complex cosmodrome "East".
Downstairs you can watch the construction of space enterprises specialists who prepared the rocket, now just go to the last instructions and signing of acceptance and transfer acts.
For Professionals "East" is like a dress rehearsal before the start. At Baikonur for such break-use layout often, but here - a real rocket.
Absolutely incomparable moment when the rocket starts to leave the hangar - it's almost like giving birth, some magic. Just recently I watched this action at Baikonur with his own eyes, but at the moment just stopped dead, and in the dark, trying to get out of a backpack camera - but in the end, okay with it, not sfotkayu, but even for the first time live on the rocket see not through the viewfinder.
Very nice garbage. If we were given pictures of Baikonur rocket literally from a distance of five meters, there is "over the ditch go away," and he is 15 meters.
The speed of the trains offhand about 4 kilometers per hour ...
The only difference from the actual prelaunch - tests are the so-called scheme of "dry removal", ie without fueling the rocket.
The territory of the cosmodrome closed, but the protection is enough, no one sleeps, some only pretend.
And now, at the end of the way it is - the mobile service tower cosmodrome tall with a 15-storey building, and behind it - a launching pad.
platform with venting, which is not visible here, it's still 50 meters down.
Rocket on rails is carried out inside the tower, the workers take pictures on mobile phones and tablets.
The accuracy of "falling" between the walls of the tower is a few tens of centimeters.
Head rocket fairing during the transport and installation of draped, in fact he is white.
Installation of the rocket on the launch pad is carried out with surgical precision. To put it in a vertical position, the experts of "Roscosmos" for several hours on centimeters pull together complex assemblies.
Testing is now held both the Baikonur system and the booster itself. This new "Soyuz-2.1a", the next generation in the family of the legendary "Union." It was under this type of rockets and to build the first launch pad "East" with the latest developments.
One of the unique technical solutions at the cosmodrome "East" - IBA (mobile service tower), resembling a house on wheels, which moves in the launch complex.
When the IBO reaches the end of the road, then the rocket will be entirely within it. And already there are held final stages of preparation for launch.
are the vertical missiles during this "dry" removal lasted about 4 minutes, then almost 2 hours to carry out works on it, and only then started mixing with a mobile tower.
IBO will allow work to start even in the harsh local climate. Setting systems can be carried out even at minus 50 degrees.
closer and closer and closer ... And NTV correspondents are reporting on a beautiful background.
All equipment is controlled from the command post operator in the automatic mode, and at the site until today were talking on the radio.
The first start with the "East" must do just this new "Soyuz-2.1a". He takes three satellites into orbit, but the first launch vehicle in the next five days, again and again check for functionality of all systems.
During today's visit to the Eastern Roscosmos head Igor Komarov became known that the satellite test "Mikhail Lomonosov" for the first run on the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1a" go ahead for two days.
Also, East visited Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin.
from the inside view of the IBO.
On the perimeter of the launch complex until there is snow, it has to melt until May ...
Stroll through the gas outlet. God forbid there be anyone during launch.
If you want to see hell on earth? He breaks out of here (look up).
The missile within the mobile service tower. You can climb like stairs and the elevator.
White Helmets in leadership, red - for ordinary workers.
Pre-date the first launch scheduled for the end of April. After a few years to begin construction of another launch site launch vehicles, such as "Angara".
The state leadership task - after seven years of "East" should be the first spaceport in Russia, from which can be carried out manned launches.