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PLANNED RUSSIAN SPACE MISSIONS IN 2019:
April: Russia to launch the Meteor-M No. 2-3 remote-sensing satellite.
2019: Russia to launch the Ekspress-OR1 communications satellite (as of 2014).
2019: Russia to launch the Ekspress-PF1 communications satellite (as of 2014).
2019: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AT3 communications satellite (as of 2014).
2019: Russia to launch the Ekspress-DM4 communications satellite (as of 2014).
2019: A Soyuz rocket with a Fregat upper stage to launch the second pair of a quartet of satellites to study plasma within the Roy ("Swarm") project from Plesetsk. Each 200-kilogram spacecraft would be based on the Karat platform with plasma-electric engines and carry around 60 kilograms of payload. The scientific payload would be based on the Strannik experiment. (612). Each spacecraft would carry a single magnitometer boom and four booms for measurement of the magnetic field.
2019: Russia to launch the Okean No. 1 ocean-monitoring satellite. (As of 2010-2012)
2019: Russia to complete the orbital deployment of the Obzor-O four-satellite remote-sensing constellation. (As of October 2012)
2019: A Soyuz-2-1b rocket to launch a cluster of four Rezonans spacecraft to study plasma and the magnetic field around the Earth. The same launch would also deploy MKA-FKI No. 4/Karat spacecraft carrying the Strannik plasma-research payload. In 2008, the launch was promised as early as 2012, 299 and later in 2013. By 2009, the mission was planned in 2014, (388) however by the beginning of the year it was postponed to 2017-2018. Moreover, at the COSPAR conference in the summer of 2014, the launch was promised no earlier than 2019.
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