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The source announced dates of the new launches of remote sensing satellites from the Vostochny Cosmodrome

«Roscosmos» State Corporation set preliminary dates of the next launches from the Vostochny Cosmodrome — December 6 and December 26.

The rockets have been already manufactured by the «Progress» Rocket Space Center in Samara and sent to the cosmodrome. «The direct work on testing the rocket units, their integration and preparation for launch will start in mid—autumn,» - specified interlocutor.

The «Soyuz-2.1b» rocket is designed to deliver «Meteor-M» (No. 2-2) observation satellite into orbit. The «Soyuz-2.1a» rocket will be used to launch two Earth remote sensing satellites «Kanopus-V» (No. 5 and No. 6).

«Fregat-M» and «Fregat» upper stages for these launches are produced by Lavochkin Research and Production Association and spacecrafts – by VNIIEM Corporation.

Earlier it was reported that one or both launches could be postponed to 2019 because of the spacecraft unavailability. VNIIEM denied this information.

Source: GIS-Association information portal

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