The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin familiarized himself With progress of work on the construction of the Vostochny space centre.
the Manager visited the Assembly and test complex is intended for Assembly of different stages of the booster into a single " package ". In the almost sterile cleanliness in the shop first, going to the Central unit, i.e. the second stage of the rocket, then dock it to the side and blocks the first step. Then to the booster pristykovyvayas payload. Parts for the Assembly are available on special tape in transporternoj gallery, RIA " Novosti ". Total area of Assembly and test complex is almost 45 thousand Square meters and a Height of 37 meters. In the room maintained a certain temperature and humidity conditions by using special ventilation systems. After Assembly, the booster using a special cross beams mounted on the truck and sent to the launch site. At the launch site the head of the country shows a mobile tower of service: the structure gives the opportunity to conduct all activities in preparation for the launch of the carrier rocket in the most difficult climatic conditions. The height of the tower 52 meters high and weighs 1,600 tons, it consists of seven tiers. The use of this tower gives the opportunity to highly increase the safety of employees while preparing the rocket for launch. The President was told that the rocket middle class " Soyuz-2 ", From the beginning of 90-ies has been fully translated on Russian components. Anyway After the start of events in Ukraine was held, the result of which was that four connectors used in the missile, all were produced within this neighbouring country. Measures have been taken, and now all the parts of the rocket until the last Parts are manufactured on the territory of the Russian Federation.
After seeing the launch complex, Putin gave an assessment of the magnitude of the construction, calling them ambitious. Also the head of the country showed the Command post, the "brain" of Baikonur, which will coordinate the launch of rockets. Command post is equipped with the most modern equipment, which provides 67 miles of different cables, but the control system itself is simplified and consists of just a few buttons. It is Also intended to simplify the servicing Command center experts. With the help of rockets "Soyuz-2" will be the first device running space "Lomonosov" and " Stork ", which will return to Earth data of scientific experiments. These satellites are designed in cooperation with students: "Lomonosov" in Moscow state University, AIST - Samara state aerospace University. In the future With the launch scheduled launches of carrier rockets " Angara ". Remember, Vladimir Putin visited the far East for the inspection of the Vostochny space centre, for example, to assess the readiness of the first launch. The head of state said that the lag from order on construction of Vostochny space launch centre is about 4 months, which is quite a lot. The leader also criticized the Federal Agency for special construction for weak oversight of 130 subcontractors of the Vostochny space centre and marriage in their work. In addition, Putin said at Vostochny in the future will be possible missile launches super-heavy class.