A Soyuz 2.1a Launch Vehicle is Transported to the Launch Pad at the Vostochny Cosmodrome

23rd April 2016: At the Vostochny Cosmodrome a Soyuz 2.1a launch vehicle is transported to the launch pad in preparation for the the first civilian launch from Russia's new eastern cosmodrome.

The payload for this mission will be the Mikhailo Lomonosov scientific satellite. Secondary payloads will be the Aist 2 and SamSat 21 satellites.

Launch is scheduled 27th April 2016 at 05:01 Moscow Time (02:01 GMT).

Credit: Roscosmos