All-weather Earth monitoring satellites for the "Sfera" program were named "Berkut"It is expected that a total of over 200 such vehicles will be launched into orbit.MOSCOW, November 4. / TASS /. Spacecraft for high-periodic all-weather monitoring of the Earth, which are being developed within the framework of the Sphere program, have received the name Berkut. This is stated in the new issue of the magazine "Russian space"."Berkut small spacecraft for high-periodic all-weather monitoring of the Earth will provide remote monitoring services for any point in Russia with a frequency of 30 minutes and anywhere in the world once a day," the material says.The system will include four types of devices: for survey ("Berkut-O") and high-resolution shooting in the optical range ("Berkut-VD"), as well as for radar survey ("Berkut-X", "Berkut-XLP"). "The mass of the devices will be from 150 kg to 600 kg," the article says.It is expected that a total of over 200 such vehicles will be launched into orbit.
"The Angara-A5 rocket with the Briz-M upper stage is planned to be brought to the launch complex of the 35th Plesetsk site on November 17. The launch is scheduled for November 28 at 8.22 Moscow time," the source said. Two more sources have confirmed this information.
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MOSCOW, November 17. / TASS /. Roscosmos plans to launch the first Arktika-M satellite in February 2021. Director General of the state corporation Dmitry Rogozin told reporters on Tuesday."[The launch of the apparatus]" Arktika-M "we plan for the month of February," Meteor "- the third quarter," - said Rogozin.
https://ria.ru/20201117/mks-1585049747.htmlProgress MS-16 schedule launch on February 15, 2021.
2021Date/Time (UTC) – Satellite(s) – Rocket/Upper stage – Cosmodrome (Site/Pad)H2 (xx:xx:xx.xxx) - OneWeb (36 sats) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (x15000-xxx/123-0x (ST35)) - Baikonur, 31/6H2 (xx:xx:xx.xxx) - OneWeb (34 sats) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (x15000-xxx/123-0x (ST36)) - Baikonur, 31/62022Date/Time (UTC) – Satellite(s) – Rocket/Upper stage – Cosmodrome (Site/Pad)H1 (xx:xx:xx.xxx) - OneWeb (36 sats) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (x15000-xxx/123-0x (ST37)) - Baikonur, 31/6H1 (xx:xx:xx.xxx) - OneWeb (34 sats) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (x15000-xxx/123-0x (ST38)) - Baikonur, 31/6H1 (xx:xx:xx.xxx) - OneWeb (36 sats) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (x15000-xxx/123-0x (ST39)) - Baikonur, 31/6H2 (xx:xx:xx.xxx) - OneWeb (34 sats) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (x15000-xxx/123-0x (ST40)) - Baikonur, 31/6H2 (xx:xx:xx.xxx) - OneWeb (36 sats) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (x15000-xxx/123-0x (ST41)) - Baikonur, 31/6H2 (xx:xx:xx.xxx) - OneWeb (34 sats) - Soyuz-2-1B/Fregat-M (x15000-xxx/123-0x (ST42)) - Baikonur, 31/6
... says CEO Nikolay Testoedov...ABOUT GLONASS SYSTEMNext year the launches will be carried out on an operational basis, but two Glonass-K will definitely be launched, the second of which has a larger number of navigation signals, that is, this is an evolutionary development of the satellite. The launch of "Glonass-K2" is planned, and I am almost sure that the launch of the last "Glonass-M" will take place, because the resource of its ground storage will end by that time. Thus, approximately next year we have to launch four vehicles ...ABOUT THE LUCH SYSTEM...However, the Luch-5M next-generation relay spacecraft will start launching in 2025. In this regard, in 2020, contracted the creation of the fourth device "Luch-5", which will receive the prefix "VM". This is a variant of the Luch-5V satellite with a number of changes in the imported component base for domestic counterparts. We plan to cover the production cycle in three years. If everything goes well and the operating satellites work for the allotted time, then after this device we will start launching the modernized "Luch". If any of the existing satellites fails, it is possible that another device of the current generation will be ordered. So far, the contract provides for the launch of the only Luch-5VM on the Angara launch vehicle in 2024. But, perhaps, it will be "Proton". The device will be adapted to run on any of these LV.ABOUT THE GONETS SYSTEM...In addition, the Gonets-M1 system is being designed. The new constellation will have 24-36 satellites. Considering that 12 devices are enough to operate in Russia, it is clear that the new system will be oriented towards the international market. We are working on a draft satellite design for this system. We believe that we will get a good device.The Khrunichev Center recently announced the creation of an upgraded Rokot rocket. If the customer decides to launch on this rocket, then we will return to it. If the characteristics of the Rokot-M and the former Rokot are the same, and our vehicles are of the same dimensions, the adaptation of the rocket and the spacecraft, as well as the modifications of the technical complex at the cosmodrome, will be minimal.ABOUT EKSPRESS SATELLITES...Turin, home to Italy's Thales Alenia Space, has been hit by one of the worst hits of the pandemic. They delayed the delivery of the payload for Ekspress-AMU7 for 1.5 months and for about five months for Ekspress-AMU3.Everything else is ready or at work, so at best, the launch of satellites in the second quarter of next year, subject to the delivery of the payload in November ......The work on the manufacture of the Angolan satellite AngoSat-2 has been transferred to us, and we confirm the set date for launching the apparatus in March 2022 on the Proton rocket. ..
MOSCOW, November 21 - RIA Novosti. The launch of three communication satellites "Gonets-M", scheduled for November 24 from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, may be postponed for technical reasons - to replace one of the parts of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket, two sources in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti."It was necessary to replace one of the rocket parts. In this regard, the launch postponement is not ruled out," the source said.According to him, if the launch of Soyuz-2.1b is postponed, it may take place after November 28.This information was confirmed by another source.
MOSCOW, November 23. / TASS /. The launch of three communication satellites "Gonets-M" from the Plesetsk cosmodrome was postponed for about 10 days due to comments on the rocket. A source in the rocket and space industry told TASS about it. "There will be no launch on November 24. The launch is shifted by about 10 days," the agency's source said.According to the source, the transfer is related to comments on the rocket. "It will be dismantled and a number of details will be changed," he said.
MOSCOW, November 23. / TASS /. The launch of the Angara-A5 heavy launch vehicle was postponed for several days due to the discovery of a remark during tests at the launch complex.
MOSCOW, November 23 - RIA Novosti. The second test launch of the Angara-A5 heavy-class launch vehicle from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region, postponed for technical reasons, may take place on December 4-5, three sources in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti."The launch is tentatively scheduled for December 4-5," the agency's source said.