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MOSCOW, May 30 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos) next month plans to launch two Earth remote sensing satellites.
“According to the plan of spacecraft launches for 2013, in June it is planned to carry out two launches - of the SES-6 communications satellite with the Proton-M carrier rocket and the Briz-M upper stage and the Resurs-P Earth remote sensing satellite (Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket),” Roskosmos reported on its official website. Both launches will be carried out from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
In addition, with the participation of Roskosmos it is planned to carry out the launch of a cluster of spacecraft from the Guiana Space Centre with the Soyuz-ST-B carrier rocket with the Fregat-MT upper stage.
Russia will carry out a total of 40 launches this year, four of them - manned. Over the past five months, 12 launches have been carried out from the Baikonur, Plesetsk Cosmodromes and under the Sea Launch program.