Russia’s Satellite Constellation to Comprise 150 Spacecraft by 2025
Russia will increase its orbital satellite constellation to 150 spacecraft by 2025. This came in a statement by Head of the United Rocket and Space Corporation Igor Komarov on Monday.
“According to the new project of the Federal Space Program, the orbital constellation of social-economic purpose satellites will increase to 75 (currently 35), 20 of which will be remote sensing satellites. As for the satellites for government needs, their number is expected to reach 150 by 2025. The spacecraft should meet the highest international standards,” Mr. Komarov said, adding that the lunar program is also very important, as it is the next level of the space technology development.
“Russia’s space industry must be ready to produce advanced hardware for ambitious tasks, such as lunar exploration. The Vostochny Cosmodrome will allow Russia to conduct a sufficient number of launches,” Mr. Komarov concluded.