Friday, November 04, 2016

Russia Claims First Unmanned Federation Space Capsule Launch in 2021

The Federation spacecraft will be launched for the first time from the Vostochny spaceport in the Russian Far East in 2021 in an unmanned version with Android equipment onboard, head of Roscosmos state space corporation Igor Komarov said on Monday.

"The first launch of an unmanned version is planned in 2021," Komarov told a meeting devoted to the construction of the Vostochny spaceport.

According to the Roscosmos vice-president, 238 bln rubles ($3.8 bln) will be earmarked for the construction of the 2nd stage of the Vostochny spaceport.

"The sum of 238 bln rubles includes 137 bln (rubles) from Roscosmos state corporation, 95 bln (rubles) from Spetsstroy (Federal Agency for Special Construction - TASS) and 6 bln (rubles) from FMBA," Alexander Ivanov said.

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