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Belarus will also be able to use the Vostochny cosmodrome - Roscosmos
At the Vostochny cosmodrome, it will be possible to implement not only Russian space programs, but also the space programs of Belarus. According to TASS, this was stated by the head of the strategic planning department of Roscosmos, Yuri Makarov, at a plenary session of the VI Belarusian Space Congress.
“We are faced with very tight deadlines - we have to introduce the Vostochny space center in 2015. And we will be ready to implement not only national programs, but also programs of Belarus as a full-fledged space power, ”he said.
He recalled that Belarus and Russia created a successfully functioning joint orbital constellation of satellites, which is used in the interests of the two states. In addition, according to Yuri Makarov, Belarus and Russia are implementing a number of allied space programs. “Already four programs of the Union State have been successfully implemented. Now about 50 Belarusian and Russian enterprises are working on new projects, ”he said.
The Vostochny cosmodrome is intended for launching automatic and manned spacecraft of various purposes under state, international and commercial programs. The construction of the cosmodrome is designed to create in the territory of Russia a ground-based space infrastructure, which is self-sufficient in its capabilities, capable of fulfilling the tasks of promising space activities, including the implementation of large-scale projects related to in-depth study and exploration of space.