The Russian Deputy Prime Minister, Dmitry Rogozin, has announced the schedule for the first manned launches from Vostochny Cosmodrome, currently under construction. The first flights are planned to start in 2023.
The conditions for the “Angara-A5B” rocket launch with a space vehicle will have been achieved by this time, said Dmitry Rogozin on air on the “Echo of Moscow” radio station.
According to him, the cosmodrome’s construction can’t be completed until 2023. At present, the first stage of work is being finished. That includes the basics necessary for the first flight.
“Commercial international launches, as well as manned space navigation, will be made from Baikonur until 2023, and conventional commercial launches until 2030”, said Rogozin.