Dmitry Rogozin, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, has kicked off the construction of a second launching pad for Angara rocket at Vostochny spaceport.
‘The most important issue on the agenda is to start works of the second stage as soon as possible, that is, the construction of a launch pad for Angara, a technical area and related infrastructure. We must start construction in May this year’, Rogozin said in a video conference during a meeting of the commission for the construction of the Vostochny spaceport.
In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister also ordered to set up a permanent operational headquarters at the site of construction.
In May 2017, Roskosmos state corporation announced that an approximate cost of building a second launch pad would be 58 billion rubles. All the construction activities are expected to be completed in 2023.