A letter of intent was signed in Dubai to modernize the Gagarin Start complex

(ORDO NEWS) — On the second day of the Dubai Airshow 2021, Roscosmos, the UAE Space Agency and the Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry of the Republic of Kazakhstan signed a joint Letter of Intent confirming the parties’ interest in the implementation of space projects in a trilateral format.

In particular, the document says about the mutual intention in the near future to begin a detailed analysis of the trilateral project to modernize the historical object 1 of the Baikonur cosmodrome, from which the first manned flight into space took place.

A letter of intent was signed in Dubai to modernize the Gagarin Start complex

This launch pad is currently not in use due to the decommissioning of the Soyuz-FG launch vehicle in 2019, with the last of its type launched at the end of September 2019.

In case of successful implementation, the Gagarin Launch project will revive the complex, which will allow it to accept modern modifications of the Soyuz-2 launch vehicles.

The parties plan to attract private investors to the project and continue further joint commercial exploitation of the complex. According to experts, the project will allow the parties to present competitive proposals on the international space launch market.

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