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Franz Joseph Land. Heiss island.

Cheysa Island

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Information about Cheysa Island

Krenkel station, a Soviet rocket-launching site was established here in the 1957-58 Geophysical Year, becoming the largest in the archipelago. It closed in the year 2000, with decaying buildings, wreckage, remains of rocket debris, and leaking fuel tanks. A small base was re-stablished in 2005, with plans to revive the site.

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Franz Joseph Land. Heiss island.

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