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Russia plans six space launches in next three months

April 01, 2016, 20:09 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Newly-upgraded manned Soyuz-MS spacecraft is expected to launch from the Baikonur space port to the International Space Station in June 21
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MOSCOW, April 1. /TASS/. Russia will launch six carrier rockets in the next three months, the press service of the Russian space agency Roskosmos said on Friday.

The Soyuz-ST carrier rocket with Sentinel-1B satellite will be launched from the Guiana Space Centre on April 23.

By the end of April the Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle will put into orbit the Lomonosov, Aist-2D and SamSat-218 vehicle at Russia’s Vostochny space center in the Far-Eastern Amur region.

According to earlier TASS reports, on May 17 the Proton-M rocket with Intelsat DLA-2 vehicle will be launched from the Baikonur space port.

On May 21, the rocket Soyuz 2.1b with Glonass-M satellite will be launched from the Plesetsk space port.

On May 24, the rocket carrier Soyuz-ST with navigation vehicle Galileo-FOC M5 will be launched from the Guiana Space Centre.

Newly-upgraded manned Soyuz-MS spacecraft is expected to launch from the Baikonur space port to the International Space Station in June 21.

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