November 18, 2013

About 50 space devices are to be set into the low earth orbit by Russian boosters in the nearest 1,5 months.

“We’ve planned 3 launches for November and 5 for December. Russian boosters will be launched from 4 spaceports:  Baikonur, Plesetsk, Yasny and Kourou in French Guiana, – the spokesman reported.According to him Dnepr booster will be launched from Yasny spaceport situated in Orenburg region on November 21. “Dnepr is to orbit more than 30 satellites with Arabian DubaiSat-2 being the main of them”, – the spokesman stated.

He also reported that Progress M-21M cargo vehicle will be launched to the ISS with the help of Soyuz-U booster from Baikonur spaceport on November 26. December will see two launches of Proton-M booster with Briz-M upper stage: on December 8 – with Inmarsat-5 F1 telecommunication satellite, on December 26 – with Russian Express –AM5 communication satellite.

According to him Soyuz-ST-B booster with Fregat-MT upper stage and European Gaia satellite is to be launched from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on December 20.

Besides on November 22 Rokot booster with Briz-KM upper stage will be launched from Plesetsk spaceport to orbit 3 European Swarm satellites. “There are 2 launches from Plesesk spaceport planned for December: Soyuz-2-1V booster with Volga upper stage launch that will orbit Aist space device and two SKRL-756 calibration spheres and Rokot booster with Briz-M upper stage launch with 3 military satellites”, – he added.

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