Angara Launch System Equipment Arrives at Vostochny Cosmodrome

Vostochny cosmodrome continues to receive new equipment for the Angara rocket family launch system. Roscosmos stated that the first batch of cylinders for the Angara-A5 rocket supply system with compressed gases arrived today.

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"Massive cylinders weighing more than 4 tons and over 6 meters long are designed to receive, store and dispense air, nitrogen and helium. They will be mounted on the launch complex in the launch and centralised facilities, as well as on the technical complex in the Power Unit," said Roscosmos today.

Earlier it was reported that in mid-July this year, it is expected that the launch pad of the Angara space rocket complex will be shipped to the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Oversized units will be delivered to the launch site along the Northern Sea Route: starting in Severodvinsk, a giant launch pad weighing more than 2,000 tons will follow the ship through the Arctic Ocean, the Bering Strait, the Barents and Okhotsk Seas and enter the Sovetskaya Gavan port. There, a multi-ton structure will be loaded onto a barge and taken along the Amur and Zeya rivers to Vostochny. It is planned that the launch complex will reach the cosmodrome by the first of September 2020.

The first launch of the Angara-A5 launch vehicle from the civilian Russian cosmodrome Vostochny is scheduled for 2023.

"Angara" are space rockets of various classes. Among them are light, medium and heavy rockets.

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