On February 12, the second stage of testing the launch pad for the Angara-A5 heavy rocket began at the Vostochny Cosmodrome, which will last more than a month. This was reported by the state corporation Roscosmos. At the ceremonial formation of the crew, the deputy head of the launch complex read out an order to transfer the complex from readiness for use to readiness to work with the rocket.
The work managers, including the director of the Vostochny Space Center Valinur Agishev and his first deputy Denis Lyulko, gave instructions and set tasks for the period of the second stage of testing, which will last more than a month.
The Angara launch complex at the Vostochny cosmodrome is almost completely ready, according to the head of Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov. He said that the first launch from this site is planned for the first ten days of April. Earlier in January, Roscosmos already announced the arrival of the first Angara at the cosmodrome and the start of work to prepare the launch vehicle for the first launch.
The Angara family of launch vehicles is created on the basis of universal modules with oxygen-kerosene engines of various payloads. Launch vehicles of this family range from light to heavy classes and are capable of delivering payloads ranging from 3.5 to 38 tons into low Earth orbit.