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On Baikonur will close the platform for launching Proton missiles by 2023 year

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In 2023, one launch facility for launching heavy Proton-M missiles will close at Baikonur, TASS reports, citing the TsENKI (Center for the operation of ground-based space infrastructure facilities).


On Baikonur will close the platform for launching Proton missiles by 2023 year


The closing of the launch position is spelled out in an agreement between Russia and Kazakhstan, which provides for the phased termination of the operation of the Proton space rocket system. In this regard, by the year 2023, it is planned to decommission the 24 launch complex of the 81 site launch complex.
- stated in TSENKI. The main reason for the cessation of the exploitation of the "Protons" is the toxic fuel heptyl.

At present, there are four launch sites for the Protons at the Baikonur cosmodrome, with one of them conserved from 1991, and the other is not used from 2004. The 24 pad 81 launch pad (for federal launches) and the 39 pad launch XXUMX pad (for international launches) remain actively used.

In the future, Proton missiles should be replaced with Angara-A5 carriers launched from Plesetsk (there is one launch vehicle) and East (the launch vehicle is planned to be created), reports Lenta.ru
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  1. LSA57
    LSA57 20 March 2018 14: 54
    +4
    In the future, Proton rockets should be replaced with Angara-A5 carriers

    Yes, when will it still be ....
    1. tanit
      tanit 20 March 2018 16: 23
      +1
      201 sites (twin 200) were given to Kazakhstan back in 2004, the first launch from Baiterek for 2009 was planned. But ... It did not work out with the Hangar. As of now the starting complex of the khan.
    2. gippernano
      gippernano 21 March 2018 09: 36
      0
      They let Ukrainian rockets run for ten years, and Proton will be nice
  2. donavi49
    donavi49 20 March 2018 15: 18
    +4
    Well, according to the Protons, everything is bad. The rocket has lost commercial appeal. In fact, it has 4 launches from external customers:
    1) EchoMars 2020
    2) Two satellites from SES (the latter, new contracts have already been concluded with Musk).
    3) Science to the ISS
    1. Cannonball
      Cannonball 20 March 2018 16: 13
      +4
      Why the launch of "Science" from an external customer? Customer - Roscosmos.

      We are waiting for the "Protons":

      "Blagovest"
      Eutelsat 5 west b
      Electro-L
      MLM "Science"
      Spektr-RG
      "Repey-S"
      Yamal-601
      "Express-80", "Express-103"
      Eutelsat
      "Blagovest"
      "Blagovest"
      Intelsat
      Anik G2V
      "Libid"?
      Glonass-M, Glonass-M, Glonass-M
      Glonass-K1, Glonass-K1, Glonass-K1
      Glonass-K1, Glonass-K1, Glonass-K1
      ExoMars RSP
      NEM
      Eutelsat
      Intelsat
      SPACE DRONE, SPACE DRONE
      Luch-5V
      Luch-5V
      Electro-L
      "Express-AMU3", "Express-AMU7"
      "Express-AMU4"
      "Express-PB1", "Express-PB2"
      Intelsat
      Reserve
      Reserve
      Electro-L
      "Express-PB3", "Express-PB4"
      Eutelsat
      Intelsat
      Intelsat
      Spectrum UV
    2. tanit
      tanit 20 March 2018 16: 17
      +3
      Well, for April, there is definitely one launch from Baikonur. On the 19th. At least preparations have already partially begun. And with the rest, it’s like "suit will go."
  3. Piramidon
    Piramidon 20 March 2018 16: 57
    0
    Maybe by 2023 the Angara will be brought to mind *.
    * I do not want to use the liberal "dopilyat"
    1. Blackbeard
      Blackbeard 20 March 2018 17: 38
      0
      But haven’t they already launched it? As far as I know, the only problem is that it is expensive (which is a no brainer, since it is "not put on stream") what
  4. Old26
    Old26 20 March 2018 16: 58
    0
    At present, there are four launch sites for the Protons at the Baikonur cosmodrome, with one of them conserved from 1991, and the other is not used from 2004. The 24 pad 81 launch pad (for federal launches) and the 39 pad launch XXUMX pad (for international launches) remain actively used.
    In fact, only TWO are used. The 40th launcher at the 200 site (200P) has not been used since 1991, the 23th launcher at the 81L site has not been used since 2004.
    Now they will launch 24 launchers at 81P. there will be only one - 39 launcher on the 200th site
    1. Piramidon
      Piramidon 20 March 2018 17: 01
      0
      And what, besides the "Protons", can we put satellites into a high (geostationary) orbit?
    2. tanit
      tanit 20 March 2018 17: 04
      0
      Quote: Old26
      The 40th launcher at the 200 site (200P) has not been used since 1991,

      Yah?! Ahem ... and in 2013, what and where did they start it on December 8, for example? hi
  5. slipped
    slipped 20 March 2018 17: 30
    0
    Quote: donavi49
    Well, according to the Protons, everything is bad. The rocket has lost commercial appeal. In fact, it has 4 launches from external customers:
    1) EchoMars 2020
    2) Two satellites from SES (the latter, new contracts have already been concluded with Musk).
    3) Science to the ISS


    Many times Ha ...



    here is another contract signed
  6. slipped
    slipped 20 March 2018 17: 42
    0
    Quote: Piramidon
    And what, besides the "Protons", can we put satellites into a high (geostationary) orbit?


    From our cosmodromes, Soyuz-2.1b can with Frigate. True, only a light class platform, for example, the Express-1000N type. And from the Kuru it takes 3220 kg to the GPO, with the subsequent additional output of the spacecraft on electric rocket engines.

    Angara-A5 will bring about 3 tons directly from the Plesetsk - directly to the GSO; it will output a ton more from the Vostochny.

    The designed Soyuz-5 will be able to output 3200 kg to the GSO by direct casting.
  7. slipped
    slipped 20 March 2018 17: 46
    +1
    Quote: Piramidon
    Maybe by 2023 the Angara will be brought to mind *.
    * I do not want to use the liberal "dopilyat"


    Tests in the East will end after the year 2025.


    http://zakupki.gov.ru/44fz/filestore/public/1.0/d
    ownload/rgk2/file.html?uid=677F5D6AF39500C8E0530A
    86120DD7D1
  8. Old26
    Old26 20 March 2018 17: 53
    0
    Quote: tanit
    Quote: Old26
    The 40th launcher at the 200 site (200P) has not been used since 1991,

    Yah?! Ahem ... and in 2013, what and where did they start it on December 8, for example? hi

    Inmarsat-5 F1? As far as I know, from the 39th launch of the 200th site? Not?
    Vadim! Still serving or is that all?
    And by the way, as far as I remember in terms of functionality, the twin of the 200th was still the 81st platform.
  9. Urantian
    Urantian 21 March 2018 10: 17
    +1
    Will the eastern spaceport be completed for another 20 years and pay money to Kazakhstan? ...