Plesetsk– Europe's Most Frequented Spaceport
Plesetsk is one of the most frequently used spaceports 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 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.