Russia intends to launch 600 satellites into orbit

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 Russia intends to launch 600 satellites into orbit

A travel constellation of more than 600 domestic spacecraft will be created as part of the Sphere project, Deputy Prime Minister Denis Manturov, head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, said.

He also recalled that the main goal of the – achievement of high quality of space communications services in the interests of the development and security of the Russian Federation.

it is planned to create a satellite constellation of more than 600 spacecraft,” Manturov specified through the press service of the ministry following the launch of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket. from the Vostochny cosmodrome.

This is a rocket with Gonets-M spacecraft. and the demonstration satellite “Skif-D”, which in fact is the first launched satellite of the “Sphere” project.

The required amount of funding for the project is 180 billion rubles. As Yuri Urlichich, then First Deputy General Director of Roscosmos, clarified in July, the Russian government has so far approved its financing in the amount of 95 billion rubles. So, instead of the originally announced more than 500 satellites, the project at that time had 162 satellites.

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