Russian space program in 2022
Planned Russian space missions in 2022:
March 18: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft (No. 750) with a crew of three from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS. The mission was assigned to dock at the MIM1 Rassvet module, a part of the station's Russian Segment.
The launch was previously planned for March 30, but in the provisional flight manifest prepared by Roskosmos by the end of Summer 2020, the launch of Soyuz MS-21 was advanced to March 18, 2022.
Early 2022: Russia to launch the Meteor-M No. 2-4 meteorological satellite. (As of beginning of 2018, the mission was promised in 2021. The mission was previously planned in May 2020).
August: A Proton-M rocket to launch the ExoMars rover from Baikonur. In May 2016, the launch was postponed from 2018 to 2020. On March 12, 2020, the launch was postponed from July 2020 to August 2022.
September 13: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014) As of 2020, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anna Kikina were expected to fly the mission.
2022: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AMU7 communications satellite (as of 2014).
Postponed from 2021: Russia to launch the Resurs-PM remote-sensing satellite.
Postponed from December 2020: 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.)
Scale model of the Mars rover for the ExoMars project. Copyright © 2010 Anatoly Zak
Scale model of the Mars lander with the ExoMars rover inside. Copyright © 2010 Anatoly Zak
Resurs-PM satellite as depicted in 2017. Credit: RKTs Progress
At the end of 2015, the Euclid space observatory was promised to launch in December 2020. By the middle of 2020, the launch was promised in 2022. Credit: ESA