Фотографии Роскосмоса

Russia conducted 16 space launches in 2020


Dmitry Medvedev, Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, held a meeting on the results of the activities of the state corporation Roscosmos in the outgoing year.

Photos of Roscosmos

Photos of Roscosmos

It is reported that in 2020 Russia carried out 16 space launches. As RIA Novosti clarifies, seven launches were made from the Baikonur and Plesetsk cosmodromes. Another launch was made from Vostochny in the Amur Region – it became the sixth launch in the history of the new Russian cosmodrome. Finally, one launch was made from the Kuru Cosmodrome.

In total, 21 Russian spacecraft were launched this year. These are, in particular, six satellites of the Gonets-M family – they are designed to transmit data for stationary and mobile objects in areas with incomplete or no coverage of terrestrial communication networks.

In addition, the new-generation communications satellite Meridian-M, as well as the Express-103 and Express-80 telecommunication satellites, were launched into orbit. The latter will be responsible for the provision of fixed and mobile services, digital TV and radio broadcasting, high-speed Internet access.

The Russian satellite navigation system GLONASS was replenished with the next device “Glonass-M”, as well as the device “Glonass-K”, which, unlike its predecessors, carries two types of navigation signals – with frequency division and with code division.

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