Specialists of the Center for Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities Operation (TsENKI, part of Roscosmos) started assembling compressed gas production and storage equipment facilities for the Angara family carrier rocket. Currently, metal structures are being assembled with the high-pressure tanks installed. The tanks weighing over 4 tons and more than 6 meters long are meant to receive, store and distribute air, nitrogen, and helium.
As of now, 14 tanks have been installed with 7-8 tanks to be installed daily making it 172 tanks in total. The technological equipment will be located at the launching complex in the launching and centralized structures, as well as at the technical complex in the energy unit.
The first tanks are meant to refit the technical complex systems, which will later provide Angara carrier rocket checks during the assembly and testing. However, the main volume will be used at the launching complex to ensure rocket preparations and the launches.
In accordance with the schedule adopted by Roscosmos, the shipment of tanks will be completed in February 2021, while in September 2021 TsENKI specialists in cooperation with the necessary outsourcing will test the assembled equipment.
Video of Installation of cylinders