In 2017, two space launches are scheduled to be carried out from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, located in the Amur region, Russia, Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, said on Thursday.
“There will be two launches (in 2017. - editor’s note),” Dmitry Rogozin said, answering the question about a program of launches from the Cosmodrome.
He specified that the second in the Vostochny Cosmodrome’s history launch is planned in the second half of the year. “The second half. It will be approximately in autumn,”, - he added.
The Vostochny Cosmodrome is Russia’s first civil space port, whereas Plesetsk, Baikonur and Kapustin Yar were initially created as military missile test ranges. More than 120 billion rubles have already been spent on the object’s construction.