Roscosmos announced the launch dates for the first Earth remote sensing satellite Arktika-M and ships to the ISS

The State Corporation “Roscosmos” informs that work on the implementation of space programs in 2021 has begun at the Baikonur cosmodrome. We are talking about launching spacecraft under the International Space Station (ISS) program and Earth remote sensing satellites (ERS).

Photos from Roscosmos

In particular, the Progress MS-16 transport cargo vehicle and the Soyuz MS-18 manned spacecraft are being deactivated in the assembly and testing building.

Photos from Roscosmos

The launch of the Progress MS-16 spacecraft is scheduled for February 15th. It will deliver fuel and gas supplies, scientific equipment, and a special repair kit to the ISS to repair a crack in the Zvezda module that is causing an air leak.

As for the manned spacecraft Soyuz MS-18, its launch is scheduled for April 9. It will deliver another long-term expedition into orbit.

It is also reported that work is underway at Baikonur to prepare the Fregat upper stage, which is designed to launch the first Arktika-M spacecraft into low-Earth orbit. This satellite is designed to monitor the Earth’s surface and the seas of the Arctic Ocean, as well as to provide telecommunications services.

In the coming days, the device “Arktika-M” will arrive at Baikonur. The launch of the satellite into orbit is tentatively scheduled for the end of February.

If you notice an error, select it with the mouse and press CTRL + ENTER.


Source: 3DNews – все новости сайта by 3dnews.ru.

*The article has been translated based on the content of 3DNews – все новости сайта by 3dnews.ru. If there is any problem regarding the content, copyright, please leave a report below the article. We will try to process as quickly as possible to protect the rights of the author. Thank you very much!

*We just want readers to access information more quickly and easily with other multilingual content, instead of information only available in a certain language.

*We always respect the copyright of the content of the author and always include the original link of the source article.If the author disagrees, just leave the report below the article, the article will be edited or deleted at the request of the author. Thanks very much! Best regards!