Source Pravda.Ru

Russia plans to carry out four space launches before the year end

Russia plans to carry out four space launchings till the end of the year, RIA Novosti was told in the Russian Aviation and Space Agency (Rosaviacosmos). All of them will be piloted launchings and will take-off from the Baikonur cosmodrome (a Russian cosmodrome in Kazakhstan).

The launching of the Proton heavy-class rocket-carrier with the Russian Yamal-200 space vehicle is planned for November 20.

On December 10, within the framework of replenishing the Russian navigation space group, the Glonass-M satellite will be launched on a modernised Proton with the Briz-M acceleration unit.

The telecommunication space apparatus Express-AM will place in geostationary orbit a Proton carrier rocket on December 29.

It is planned to launch the Amos-2 space vehicle on the Soyuz-FG rocket-carrier with a new Frigate acceleration unit on December 25 "on condition that all permitting documents are drawn up," specified the spokesman for Rosaviacosmos.