Khrunichev’s Proton to launch from Vostochny?

by | Jan 28, 2009 | Seradata News | 2 comments

sergei ivanov.jpg

credit Federal Space Agency / caption: Russian Federation’s deputy prime minister Sergei Ivanov  speaks

To date I have only read about a new unnamed human rated launcher operating from the new Russian spaceport in Vostochny. But according to this report on Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) website the Russian Federation’s deputy prime minister Sergei Ivanov said in a speech at Roscosmos’ annual board meeting that, “[the] Vostochny project [has] started. The first spacecraft or ISS cargo supply spaceship is to fly from this spaceport in 2015; human space vehicle launch is to occur in 2018”Cargo spaceship from Vostochny in 2015? I’ve been wandering around the forums of Novosti Kosmonautiki care of Google translation but couldn’t find anything to explain it, sometimes they do

I guess it just means they will recreate the Khrunichev Space Center Proton rocket’s launch pads at Baikonur at Vostochny, another example of how the Russians are getting out of Kazahkstan as fast as they can. I hadn’t heard that that was going to happen, the Proton move, hadn’t asked before either but come the Paris air show this year I’ll arm myself with plenty of questions about it

As for “human space vehicle launch” launching in 2018 that seems a little late. The “human space vehicle launch” is an obvious reference to the Energia Soyuz follow-on, the Advanced Crew Transportation System (ACTS), and a timeframe of 2018 is odd as Roscosmos head Anatoly Perminov has already given a 2016 launch date for ACTS

The big question for me is what rocket for ACTS?

About Seradata

Seradata produce the renowned Seradata database. Trusted by over 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, Seradata is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).

For more information go to

Related Articles




nasaspacexecoreviewsissesaArianespacevideochina25virgin galacticFalcon 9v1.2FT Block 5falcon 9ULARoscosmosevaDGAspacewalkaviation weekaressoyuzIGTInternational Space StationBeidouawardsspaceRocket LabStarlinkBlue OriginSatellite broadcastingrussiamoonISROAirbus DSCargo Return VehicleboeingmarsblogresearchOneWebspaceshiptwoorionjaxaimpacthyperboladelaymarsEutelsatdemocratrocketlunarhypertextobamagoogle lunar prizelaunchVegabarack obamaconstellationSEStourismnorthfiguresthales alenia spacespaceflightnode 2fundedRaymond LygoIntelsat2009Lockheed MartinExpress MD-2Elon MuskAtlas Vromess2dassault aviationaviationLucy2008wk2sstlukradiomissilesuborbitaldocking portexplorationAriane 5 ECAVirgin OrbittestinternetChina Manned Space EngineeringAriane 5Northrop GrummanSLSLong March 2D/2sts-122Electron2010space tourismflightcotsnewspapermissile defensegalileospaceportExpress AMU 1Long March 4Cbuildspace stationaltairinternational astronautical congresssoyuz 2-1ashuttleProton MEuropean Space AgencyLauncherOneCosmosIntelsat 23scaled compositesrulesspace shuttlenew yorkhanleybudgetatvVietnamshenzhouAriane 6congressMojaveboldenLong March 2COrbital ATKnew shepardInmarsatGuiana Space Centeriaccneslunar landerksclawsSpace Systems/LoralUK Space AgencyLong March 4BILSUS Air ForceprotonTalulah RileyApollodarpaFalcon 9v1.2 Block 5Kuaizhou 1AVega CSkylonAstriumeupicturebaseusaastronautdragonlanderfiveeventTelesatNorth KoreaSSLElectron KSAprilSNC50thinterviewfalconSea LaunchLong MarchWednesdaycustomerlinkatlantissuccessor