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Vostochny Cosmodrome

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The Vostochny Cosmodrome (Russian: Космодром Восточный, romanized: Kosmodrom Vostochny, "Eastern Spaceport") is a Russian spaceport (still partly under construction) above the 51st parallel north in the Amur Oblast, in the Russian Far East. It is intended to reduce Russia's dependency on the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The first launch took place on 28 April 2016 at 02:01 UTC. As of 1 July 2022, eleven launch attempts have been made with ten successes.[1][2][3]

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Vostochny Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1a in Vostochny in 2016
Agency overview
Formed1 August 2011
JurisdictionGovernment of Russia
HeadquartersTsiolkovsky, Amur Oblast
51°53′04.39″N 128°20′05.2″E
Parent agencyRoscosmos
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The launch of the Soyuz-2.1a from Vostochny Cosmodrome on 28 April 2016.