A source in the rocket and space industry said that the number of launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome this year will more than double compared to the past. RIA News.
“This year, 15 to 17 launches from Baikonur are planned,” he said.
According to the source, there are three Proton-M missiles and 12-14 Soyuz-2 missiles among the planned launch.
“It is planned to launch into orbit, in particular, three manned spacecraft“ Soyuz ”, three cargo“ Progress ”, two modules of the International Space Station, telecommunication satellites“ Express-AMU3 ”and“ Express-AMU7 ”, three groups of OneWeb vehicles and a meteorological satellite “Arktika-M”, – he added.
Recall that in 2020, seven space launches were carried out from Baikonur.
It should be noted that Russia plans to carry out about thirty space launches next year under civil and commercial programs.
Earlier it was reported that the launch of the Russian Progress MS-16 spacecraft with cargo for the International Space Station is scheduled for the morning of February 15.
The launch of Progress by the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket from the Baikonur cosmodrome is scheduled for 7.45 Moscow time on 15 February. Its docking to the Pirs module of the ISS is scheduled for 09.19 Moscow time on 17 February.