Dmitry Rogozin Spoke About Promising Projects of Roscosmos

Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin. (Credit: A. Savin)

MOSCOW (Roscosmos PR) — Roscosmos Director General Dmitry Rogozin spoke about promising projects in the Russian rocket and space industry during his December 3, 2021 speech at the First ‘Space Integration’ Business Forum of the Eurasian Economic Union.

On the Angara-1.2 light carrier rocket launch timing
‘We will launch the light Angara in the first half of the next year.’

On modernization of the Zenit launch complex for the prospective Soyuz-5 rocket (Baiterek space rocket complex)
‘Physical work on the Baiterek complex will begin in March next year. All necessary documents have been agreed upon.’

On the first launch of the Soyuz-5 rocket
‘The rocket (Soyuz-5) will be able to fly in December 2023.’

On the future of the International Space Station and the development of a new Russian orbital service station
‘The year 2028 will be very critical for the further operation of the ISS, so we have already started the deployment of work on the Russian Orbital Service Station.’

On the composition of the Russian orbital constellation
‘The Russian orbital constellation exceeds 150 spacecraft. It consists of two parts – civilian and military. The spacecraft are manufactured by enterprises of Roscosmos.’

On the Angara-A5 heavy carrier rocket launch with a new upper stage
‘We plan to conduct another test launch of the Angara launch vehicle with the Persei upper stage by the end of December.’

On the ExoMars mission launch
‘In September 2022, we are launching to Mars, sending there our Kazachok landing module, which should land the European Mars rover to the planet.’

On the Sfera program
‘Sfera will consist of five communications constellations and five observation constellations. Observations will be made in radar mode. The first (radar) devices will appear in 2022, two more devices will appear in 2023, and we are going to increase this group further. We are planning to launch a total of up to 600 satellites by 2030.’

On the launches of the Skif and Marathon communications satellites
‘In 2022, we will launch the first demonstrator, a prototype of the Skif orbital constellation (broadband Internet access), and in 2023 we will launch the Marathon (Internet of Things) vehicle in a similar way.’

On the launches of Ekspress-RV satellites
‘We plan to launch four Ekspress-RV system satellites into highly elliptical orbit at the turn of 2024-2025. This is the program the Ministry of Digital Development is responsible for.’

On the Russian-Belarusian spacecraft
‘We hope to create a Russian-Belarusian observation spacecraft with the optical system of the Belarusian company Peleng as soon as possible. We plan to use these optical systems to create a Russian orbital service station as well.’

On Friday, December 3, the First ‘Space Integration’ Business Forum of the Eurasian Economic Union took place in Moscow. It was initiated by the Scientific Council of the Russian Academy of Sciences on complex problems of Eurasian economic integration, modernization, competitiveness and sustainable development, ‘Alpha Corporation’, the autonomous non-profit organization to promote economic activity of entrepreneurs, and with the participation of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

The forum discussed the issues of the rocket and space industry digitalization in the EAEU countries, the prospects of industrial cooperation, as well as the use of the results of space activities in the interests of social and economic development of the EAEU countries and the prospects of cooperation in the field of fundamental and applied space sciences.