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"Science" Priamurye will use for the needs of the cosmodrome "Vostochny"
The head of Roscosmos, Oleg Ostapenko, following a visit to the Amur Region, declared the need to use the scientific potential of the region for the needs of the Vostochny cosmodrome.
In his address to the rectors of higher educational institutions of the Amur region, he stressed that “research work should be transferred to engineering development, and those to a specific model, and we should create a scientific environment that will be competitive with research departments from other regions.
According to Ostapenko, the scientific and technical units with broad opportunities and development prospects should be formed around the Vostochny cosmodrome, therefore, during the next visit of the Roskosmos delegation, the leading scientists of the field will arrive in the region, which will hold lectures and roundtables for students and teachers.
Vostochny space center with a total area of about 700 square. km built in the Far East in the Amur region near the village Uglegorsk. The construction of the cosmodrome began in the middle of 2012, the first launch of the launch vehicle is planned at the end of 2015, the first launch of the manned spacecraft in 2018.