Samara. April 23. INTERFAX-The design of the Baiterek complex is on schedule, and material work will begin in the near future, said Dmitry Rogozin, head of Roscosmos.
TsENKI completes the development of the draft design of the Baiterek launch complex, after which comes the stage of directly developing documentation and executing the material part, following its obligations, " Rogozin said in his welcoming speech at a meeting with the Minister of Aerospace Industry of Kazakhstan Bagdat Musin.
"Following its obligations, the Russian side has fully deployed and is financing the work that is going on schedule, the creation of the Soyuz-5 rocket and space complex itself," the head of Roscosmos added.
According to him, the Soyuz-5 rocket is currently being prepared for dynamic tests.
As reported, the first launch of the rocket is scheduled for 2023.
At the end of October 2020, Russia and Kazakhstan, having resolved their differences on the project, began the practical implementation of the project to create a space rocket complex "Baiterek" at the Baikonur cosmodrome.
"If I just explain the meaning of this event, I will say this. First, there should be Baikonur! Secondly, this agreement opens the way for flight tests of the latest Russian Soyuz-5 missile system, which can compete fiercely with our leading competitors, " Rogozin said.
Baiterek is a Russian-Kazakh space rocket complex under construction at Baikonur, from which it is planned to launch Soyuz-5 rockets. The Soyuz-5 medium-class launch vehicle was recently named Irtysh, with RSC Energia as the lead developer.