Russia builds Angara launch pad, conf...

Russia builds Angara launch pad, confirms maiden flight in 2010

There are 2 comments on the story from Aug 27, 2008, titled Russia builds Angara launch pad, confirms maiden flight in 2010. In it, reports that:

Russia's Design Bureau for Transport Machinery has completed the construction of a launch pad for a new-generation carrier rocket at the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, the company head said on Wednesday.

The new line of rockets will be available in a range of configurations capable of lifting between two and 24.5 metric tons into low-earth orbit.

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Since: Jan 07

Somewhere in Colorado

#1 Aug 27, 2008
Well it seems that Russia is building pads for rocket launchers in peacetime. Good for them. I guess there's lots of things Russia can do which doesn't include oil and gas. This will certainly make the Russia haters mad.

Yekaterinburg, Russia

#2 Aug 28, 2008
Hmm... Actually even in the Soviet period wa has program - "MAKS". It is delivery of satellites (and etc.) into an orbit, using cargo planes.
I do not know why in Russia and in the USA about similar programs is silence.

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