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MOSCOW, March 24. /TASS/. Russia will have about 75 civilian satellites by 2020, Yuri Koptev, the chairman of the science and technology board of Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos), said on Tuesday.
He said Russia planned to launch several dozen civilian satellites by 2020.
"The new program [draft federal space program for 2016-2025 - TASS] keeps in place most of the immediate projects," he underscored.
He said by the year 2020 Russia will have 42 communications and television satellites, ten remote sensing satellites, eleven weather satellites and nine spacecraft for fundamental space research.
As of today, Russia has 24 communications satellites, four remote sensing satellites, two meteorological satellites and two research satellites.