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Planned Russian orbital launch attempts:

January: A Soyuz-ST rocket to launch a cluster of 34 OneWeb Internet communications satellites from the ELS complex in Kourou, French Guiana.


A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress MS-14 cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014, the mission was scheduled for Feb. 22, 2019.)


March 30: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Soyuz manned transport spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS.


April: Russia to launch the Elektro-M No. 1-1 weather-forecasting satellite.


May: A Soyuz-ST rocket to launch the CSO-2 military observation satellite for France from the ELS complex in Kourou, French Guiana.


Middle of the year: A Proton rocket to launch the MLM Nauka multi-purpose module to the Russian Segment of the International Space Station, ISS. As of the beginning of 2019, the shipment of the module to the Baikonur Cosmodrome was expected at the end of that year.

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July 1: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)


July 25: A Proton rocket to launch the ExoMars rover from Baikonur. In May 2016, the launch was officially postponed from 2018 to 2020.


Sept. 13: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Soyuz manned transport spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)


Oct. 16: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)


October: A Soyuz-ST rocket to launch a cluster of 34 OneWeb Internet communications satellites from the ELS complex in Kourou, French Guiana.


Fall: Proton-M/Block DM-03 No. 6L to launch the Elektro-L No. 3 satellite from Baikonur. (As of November 2018).

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November: A Soyuz rocket to launch Resurs-P No. 5 satellite. As of beginning of 2018, the launch was planned in 2019, but by the beginning of that year, it had slipped to November 2020.


December: A Soyuz-ST/Fregat rocket to launch Europe's Euclid telescope from Kourou on a mission to map the distribution of galaxies. (As of October 2011, pending final approval the launch was expected in 2019. Approved in June 2012 with the 2020 launch date. By the end of 2012, the mission was expected in the mid-2020s. By the end of 2015, the launch was confirmed in December 2020.)


Uncertain dates

A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress MS-15 cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014, the mission was planned for April 16, 2019.)


A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress MS-16 cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014, the mission was planned for July 1, 2019.)


A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress MS-17 cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014, the mission was planned for Oct. 16, 2019)


2020: A Soyuz-2.1b rocket to launch the 2,100-kilogram Arktika-M No. 1 remote-sensing satellite into a highly elliptical 12-hour orbit (perigee: 800-2,500 kilometers, inclination: 62.8-63.5 degrees) from Baikonur. The constellation is designed to monitor high-altitude areas of the Earth. The spacecraft is to be based on the Elektro weather-forecasting satellite. In 2008, the first pair of Arktika-M satellites was expected to fly in 2013. (299), but by December 2010, the mission slipped to 2014. (442) By 2012, the first launch was promised in 2015 and the second in 2016. In the middle of 2015, the launch was postponed from 2016 to 2017. By the beginning 2018, the launch was promised in 2019, but by the middle of this year, the mission was not expected to liftoff before 2020.


2020: A Proton-M/Briz-M rocket to launch a pair of Space Drone satellites into a geostationary orbit, where they will dock with aging communications satellites to extend their life span.


2020: A Soyuz rocket to launch the Meteor-M No. 2-3 remote-sensing satellite. (As of beginning of 2018. The mission was previously planned for April 2019).


2020: Russia to launch Resurs-PM No. 1 remote-sensing satellite.


2020: An Angara-1.2 rocket to launch the South-Korean Kompsat-6 remote-sensing satellite from Site 35 in Plesetsk. The agreement for the launch was announced in July 2016.


2020: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AMU5 communications satellite (as of 2014).


2020: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AMU6 communications satellite (as of 2014).


Beginning of 2020: Russia to launch Kanopus-VM No. 2 satellite.


2020: A Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB to launch the Elektro-M (No. 2) weather-forecasting satellite into a geostationary orbit from Baikonur. (As of 2010, the launch was expected in 2020, (411) however by 2012, the mission was postponed to the second half of 2021.)


2020: A Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB to launch the Elektro-M (No. 3) weather-forecasting satellite into a geostationary orbit from Baikonur. (As of 2012, the mission was expected in 2020, however by 2012, the launch was postponed to the middle of 2023.)


2020: Russia to launch the Okean No. 2 ocean-monitoring satellite (As of 2010-2012).


Around 2020: Russia to launch Astrometria satellite.


Delayed from 2019: Russia to complete the orbital deployment of the Obzor-O four-satellite remote-sensing constellation. (As of October 2012.)


 

This page is compiled by Anatoly Zak; Last update: February 25, 2019

Page editor: Alain Chabot; Last edit: April 30, 2011

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Rover

Scale model of the Mars rover for the ExoMars project. Copyright © 2010 Anatoly Zak

Lander

Scale model of the Mars lander with the ExoMars rover inside. Copyright © 2010 Anatoly Zak


Euclid

At the end of 2015, the Euclid space observatory was set for launch in December 2020. Credit: ESA


Resurs-PM

Resurs-PM satellite as depicted in 2017. Credit: RKTs Progress


Arktika

The Arktika satellite could be based on the Elektro weather-forecasting satellite. Credit: Roskosmos


FGB-2

The FGB-2/MLM module for the Russian segment of the International Space Station, ISS. Copyright © 2001 Anatoly Zak


Meteor-M No. 3

The Meteor-M No. 3 spacecraft was expected to feature a drastically different design from its predecessors in a series. Click to enlarge. Credit: VNIIEM