Russian space program in 2022

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Planned Russian space missions in 2022:

Feb. 22: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)

March 30: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-21 spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS.

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

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).

June 30: A Soyuz-5 rocket to fly its inaugural mission from Site 45 in Baikonur. (As of middle of 2018)

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

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 Olga Kikina were expected to fly the mission.

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

October: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS.

November: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch Aist-2T No. 1 and Aist-2T No. 2 satellites from Vostochny. (As of February 2020.)

Uncertain dates

Postponed from second quarter of 2017: A Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat rocket to launch a GLONASS-K2 satellite from Plesetsk.

2022: A Proton-M/Block DM-03 rocket to launch Elektro-L No. 5 satellite from Baikonur. (As of 2019)

2022: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AMU7 communications satellite (as of 2014).

2022: A Proton rocket to launch the Intergelio-Zond spacecraft to explore our Sun.

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.)


 

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This page is compiled by Anatoly Zak

Last update: August 10, 2020

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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


Resurs-PM

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


Euclid

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