Russia plans over 40 space launches in 2024-Xinhua

Russia plans over 40 space launches in 2024

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2024-02-20 01:54:15

Russia's Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft blasts off from the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on April 20, 2017. (Xinhua/Mikheev)

MOSCOW, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- Russia plans to carry out over 40 space launches in 2024, said Yury Borisov, director general of Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos, in an interview with local media on Monday.

Borisov said it is important to avoid any potential launch delays and Roscosmos will continue to focus on facilitating effective and steady coordination within the corporation.

"This year's main task is to complete the entire launch program," he said.

Russia was working on the development of reusable super-light launch vehicles, he said, expressing the hope that the country will soon be able to renew its fleet of launch vehicles and restore its position on the global market for launch services.

He noted that the ultra-light carrier rocket will be fully reusable, similar to the Amur LNG-powered rocket which is being developed.

The Amur LNG rocket and the ultra-light carrier rocket will be based at the Vostochny Cosmodrome, a Russian spaceport located in the Far East, he added.

The defense ministry "is also interested in a lightweight carrier of this class to ensure the profitability of launch services," he said. 


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