Vostochny Cosmodrome Opens Route For Launching Spacecraft To ISS - Insurance Company

Vostochny Cosmodrome Opens Route for Launching Spacecraft to ISS - Insurance Company

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 17th March, 2019) The route for launching of Soyuz-2 carrier rockets has been opened at the Vostochny cosmodrome, which can be used for launching of manned and cargo spacecraft into orbit of the International Space Station (ISS), according to a document of AlfaStrakhovanie insurance company obtained by Sputnik.

Until now, rocket carriers heading to the ISS have been launched only from the Baikonur space center.

It is now necessary to upgrade the technical and launch facilities of the spaceport in order to launch spacecraft from the Vostochny cosmodrome to the ISS

According to the document, the route is open for launching Soyuz-2 launch vehicles into orbit with an inclination of 51 degrees to the equator, which is used by the ISS.

Another route for launching Glonas navigation satellites using Soyuz-2 carrier rockets has been opened with the the inclination of 64 degrees to the equator, the company added.

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