Russia plans three dozen space launches in 2015

Russia plans to conduct around thirty launches of space carrier rockets from different spaceports in 2015, a source in the spacerocket industry told TASS.

Russia plans to conduct around thirty launches of space carrier rockets from different spaceports in 2015, a source in the spacerocket industry told TASS.

According to preliminary plans for 2015, Russia will conduct 12 Proton-M launches, 4 Soyuz-FG launches, 3 Soyuz-2.1a launches. Two launches are planned for each of the following: the Dnepr lrocket, Soyuz-U, Soyuz-2.1b and the Rokot rocket. One launch is planned for the Soyuz-2.1v and the Zenit rocket. The launches will be conducted from three spaceports: the Baikonur cosmodrome (23 launches) in Kazakhstan and Russia's Plesetsk (4 launches) and Dombarovsky (2 launches) spaceports.

A total of 49 space vehicles are to be orbited by those carrier rockets, the source noted.

First published by TASS.

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