Russia May Manufacture Rockets in Komsomolsk-on-Amur
The rockets to be launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome under construction may be produced on the basis of the priority development territory in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. This was announced by Skolkovo Vice President for Activities Development in Russia’s Far East, Sergey Zhukov.
It should be noted that the Commission on the Implementation of Investment Projects in the Far East has already approved the first three priority development territories with a private investment volume of more than 50 billion rubles, including Nadezhdinskaya (Primorye), Khabarovsk and Komsomolsk (Khabarovsk Region) territories.
As explained by Mr. Zhukov, the Soyuz and Angara rockets are produced in Samara and Omsk that are far from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Therefore, it may be reasonable to produce the rockets in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
It’s necessary to mention that the Vostochny Cosmodrome is being built in Amur Region near Uglegorsk. The first spacecraft is scheduled to be launched in 2015.