www.eurockot.com, 09/21/2017


Launch Site

Plesetsk– Europe's Most Frequented Spaceport

Welcome to Plesetsk – the most frequently used spaceport in the world. Located at 63° latitude and 40° longitude in the Archangel region, it is situated about 800 km northeast of Moscow and 200 km south of the city of Archangel. Plesetsk is Europe's only continental launch site and ideally suited to high inclination and sun-synchronous launches into low earth orbits.

The dedicated payload preparation, integration and launch facilities of Eurockot were commissioned in May 2000 following a substantial investment in its launch facilities at Plesetsk Cosmodrome. Eurockot also offers to its customers the modern "Rockot" hotel in the adjacent town of Mirny, where the modern Mission Control Centre is also operated.

The region around Plesetsk is a typical Taiga landscape. The climatic conditions are continental with low winter air temperatures down to 30°C below 0 and maximum summer temperature of 35°C.