Vostochny (Russia): Russia launched a second rocket from its new Vostochny cosmodrome
in the far east on Tuesday, as Moscow seeks to ease dependence on Baikonur in Kazakhstan.
Moscow [Russia], Nov 28 ( ANI ): Russia has lost contact with one of its crucial satellites just hours after it was launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome
, local media reports say.
The construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome
with an area of some 700 square kilometers began in 2012.
Russian Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 satellites stands on launch pad at new Vostochny cosmodrome
outside city of Uglegorsk
Last October Russian President Vladimir Putin inspected the construction site of the Vostochny cosmodrome
and criticized delays in the schedule of works and weak control over 130 construction firms engaged in the project.
The Vostochny cosmodrome
conducted its (http://www.ibtimes.com/russias-vostochny-cosmodrome-launches-soyuz-21a-rocket-carrying-3-satellites-orbit-2360895) first launch Thursday, a day after it was delayed following a technical problem.
The first manned mission using Angara is planned for 2018 from the newly built Vostochny cosmodrome
in the Amur region in Russia's Fast East.
The first manned mission using Angara is planned for 2018 from the newly-built Vostochny cosmodrome
in the Amur region in the Far East.
The rocket was launched from the launch pad at Vostochny Cosmodrome
in the remote Amur region near China's border, (http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-space-vostochny-idUSKCN0XO1R8) Reuters reported, citing state media.