The Soyuz-2 rocket was launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome for the second time this morning. The mission of the rocket is to put the Meteor-M weather satellite into orbit, as well as 18 other devices of Russian and foreign production.
In case of a successful launch, Meteor-M will be the third satellite to predict weather emergency. Such satellites provide full-fledged information about the weather and climate needed by all air services. In addition, specialists will launch the Baumanets-2 device, which was created at Bauman Moscow State Technical University.
The Vostochny Cosmodrome is located in the Svobodnensky and Shimanovsky districts of the Amur oblast, with an administrative center in Tsiolkovsky. The total area is 700 square kilometers.
The construction site was chosen for a reason: because of its proximity to the southern latitudes. This location simplifies the process of putting space devices into orbit. Moreover, the launch routes are located in backcountry of Russian Far East, so there is no need for Russia to coordinate launches with other countries.
Vostochny Cosmodrome was founded in the fall of 2010, it uses technological equipment of the cosmodrome, prepares technical and launch systems, as well as infrastructure facilities for the rocket launch.
Vostochny Cosmodrome had three heads in seven years: Dmitry Matveychev (2010-2015), Igor Svetlov (2015-2017) and Valinur Agishev (since 2017).
The launch of two satellites for surface sensing of Earth "Canopus-B" No. 3 and No. 4 are among the plans for December.
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