The Vostochny Cosmodrome (“Eastern Spaceport”) is a planned Russian spaceport, to be located in the Amur Oblast, in the Russian Far East. It is intended to reduce Russia’s dependency on the Baikonur Cosmodrome, which is located in Kazakhstan. Construction of the Vostochny Cosmodrome is expected to begin in 2011 and to be completed in 2018. There are plans to build seven launch pads at the site, including two for manned flights and two for space freighters.
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