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Roscosmos: pressure on Ilyushin to terminate the development of Il-96/500T aircraft
It will be used to transport materials and rocket carriers to the new Vostochny cosmodrome
In addition to space programs, Roscosmos has among its objectives to buy Ilyushin Il-96/500T planes which will have to be used to transport materials and equipment to the Vostochny cosmodrome, which should become fully operational in 2021 by freeing Russia from the use of Bajkonur, which is in Kazakh territory. The distance of the new Russian spaceport from the main cities, however, will oblige Roscosmos...
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