The first launch of a launch vehicle from Vostochny Cosmodrome might be conducted on the 20th of April, as all the necessary equipment is ready for it, vice-prime minister Dmitry Rogozin said at a congress of mechanical engineers in Moscow.
Earlier it was claimed that the “Soyuz-2-1A” launch vehicle with the “Aist” and “Lomonosov” space satellites had been prepared for the first launch from the newest Russian cosmodrome. The latter is being developed at Moscow State University and is intended to monitor meteorological processes taking place on the Earth. The device will operate at a height of 485 km.
As a reference, the work at the Cosmodrome Vostochny construction site in the Amur region started in 2012. It will become the first national cosmodrome, allowing Russia full access to space.