MOSCOW, March 5. /TASS/. Russia plans to launch 47 civilian satellites before 2021 within the Federal Space Program, according to the terms of reference on the government procurement website.
"Within the framework of the Russian Federal Space Program for 2016-2025 the following launches of space vehicles are planned - 15 space vehicles in 2019, 15 - in 2020 and 17 - in 2021," the document said on Tuesday.
Earlier reports said the number of remote sensing satellites will grow to 25. Nine satellites will engage in weather research, another 12 will be earth-resources satellites and also there will be four radar satellites. All of them will be incorporated into a project to be used by the emergencies ministry and agricultural workers. It will help monitor natural resources and man-caused processes.
At the moment, there are 11 remote sensing satellites in orbit. Besides, 24 GLONASS satellites are functioning in the orbit.