Russia plans to increase launches from Baikonur in 2018Science & Space October 19, 10:03
North Korea threatens US with 'unimaginable' strikeWorld October 19, 8:24
Moscow hopes Kiev won't use Rada protests to escalate conflict in DonbassRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 18, 19:52
Russian journalist and TV host Ksenia Sobchak says she plans to run for presidentRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 18, 19:08
Mariinsky ballet troupe waltzes across America captivating US audiencesSociety & Culture October 18, 18:51
Gazprom says more than half of Power of Siberia pipeline readyBusiness & Economy October 18, 18:23
Ukraine's special forces storming tent camp outside parliamentWorld October 18, 18:18
Vibrant colors of Moscow's autumnSociety & Culture October 18, 18:16
Baltic Fleet ships enter North SeaMilitary & Defense October 18, 18:05
MOSCOW, October 4. /TASS/. More than 10 new laser-optical and radio complexes for detecting space objects will be launched in Russia prior to 2020, Commander of the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces Alexander Golovko told reporters on the Space Troops Day on Wednesday.
The Space Forces continue work to create new-generation space surveillance systems, the general said.
"There are plans to set up more than 10 new laser-optical and radio complexes in Russia before 2020 that would detect and identify space objects," the commander explained.
Golovko specified that the first new-generation laser-optical space surveillance complex is already operating in the Altay Region.
The Space Troops Day is celebrated on October 4 in commemoration of the launch of the first PS-1 man-made earth satellite. The first space vehicle was launched on October 4, 1957, from Scientific Research Test Range No.5 (later named the Baikonur Cosmodrome) of the USSR Defense Ministry by the Sputnik rocket that was designed on the basis of the R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile.