Russia And Kazakhstan will continue to work on our joint project " Baiterek ", said on Thursday correspondents, the head of Roscosmos Igor Komarov at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
"As for the project" Baiterek ", not so long ago there was a joint meeting with Kazakh partners. And have the opportunity to assure you That we have moved forward in negotiations with the dead point, And before the end of the year will announce the decisions. Now I can say That this important project will continue, But I until not ready to make public the details, " said Komarov.
Space rocket complex "Baiterek" - launched in 2004, the project of Kazakhstan And Russia to build at Baikonur patterns for launches environmentally-friendly launch vehicles. It is planned That in case of its realization will be possible to abandon the carrier rocket "proton" using toxic components of fuel.
from the outset it was expected the new Angara rocket. But later, due to increased costs, delay the project for several years And the decision on the launch vehicle "Angara" from the cosmodrome " East ", the project was refocused on the use of the rocket "Zenit" Ukrainian production. Due to the unstable political situation in Ukraine in the summer of 2014 the project was suspended again. Now the investigation of implementation options based on Russian launch vehicles, And the most appropriate option once again become a " Hangar ".