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May 6, 2014

In the next three months Roscosmos plans to accomplish more than 10 space launches taking place from Baikonur and Plesetsk spaceports, Guiana Space Centre and “spaceport floating in the Pacific Ocean”.

According to the launch schedule for 2014 Express-AM4R space device is to be launched on May 16 with the help of Proton-M booster (01.42, Moscow time) and Soyuz TMA-13M manned spacecraft – with the help of Soyuz-FG booster on May 28 (23.56, Moscow time).

Besides on May 27 Eutelsat-3B will be launched with the help of Zenit-2SL booster in accordance with “Sea launch” program.

Roscosmos will also take part in the preparation works for the following launches from Plesetsk spaceport: Soyuz-2.1a booster with military satellite launch scheduled for May 6 and Rokot booster planned for late May.

The first launch of new Angara booster with cargo mock-up from Plesetsk spaceport will take place on June 25. Furthermore Soyuz-2.1b booster with Meteor-M satellite will be launched from Plesetsk on June 19 (19.58, Moscow time), and Proton-M booster with Luch space device – on June 20 (22.59 Moscow time). Roscosos is also going to take part in the launch of Soyuz-2.1b booster with Glonass-M space device planned for June 14 (21.16, Moscow time) to be accomplished by Aerospace Defense troops launching crews from Plesetsk spaceport.

Three more launches will take place from Baikonur in July: Express-AM6 launch with the help of Proton-M booster on July 15 (01.39, Moscow time), Foton-M space device launch with the help of Soyuz-2.1a – kuly 18 (01.40, Moscow time) and Progress M-24M cargo vehicle launch with help of Soyuz-u on july 24 (01.42, Moscow time). On July 9 Rokot booster with Gonets-M space device will also be launched from Plesetsk.

On July 3 for space devices will be launched from Guiana Space centre with the help of Russian Soyuz-ST-B booster.

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