The construction of the 2nd stage of the Vostochny Cosmodrome in the Amur region will begin next month, Interfax news agency reported on Thursday.
For this purpose, 40 billion rubles ($650 million) will be allocated. It was reported that in mid-May 2018, the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos) has received a positive conclusion of Glavgosexpertiza of the Russian Federation on the construction of a launch complex for Angara carrier rockets. Thus, the launch of missiles will begin in 2021.
First, it is planned to erect a starter complex. Then, in the period from 2023 to 2025, an assembly and testing facility for the Angara will be built.
We should remind you that earlier the then-Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Rogozin said that all the shortcomings made during the construction of the first phase of Vostochny Cosmodrome were taken into account.