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PLANNED RUSSIAN SPACE MISSIONS IN 2023:

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

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

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

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 Progress cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)

Uncertain dates

2023: A Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB to launch the Elektro-M (No. 1, No. 1-1) weather-forecasting satellite into geostationary orbit from Baikonur. (In 2008, the launch was promised in 2014. (299) and 2009, the mission slipped to 2015 (388). By 2012, the launch was delayed to 2018. In 2015, the mission was postponed from April 2021.)

2023: A Soyuz-2-1b rocket with a Fregat upper stage to launch a Meteor-MP No. 1 satellite from Site 1S in Vostochny. (As of middle of 2015. The launch was previously expected in 2021.)

2023: Angara-5V rocket to fly its first test mission from Vostochny with a dummy payload. (As of April 2015)

2023: Russia to launch the Ekspress-PF2 communications satellite.

2023: Russia to launch the Ekspress-PF3 communications satellite.

2023: A Soyuz-2.1b rocket to launch Luna-Resurs spacecraft to the surface of the Moon. As of beginning of 2011, an Indian GSLV Mk-II rocket was to launch a Chandrayaan-2/Luna-Resurs lunar mission in 2017, including a Russian-built lander, which would carry a rover built in India. (489) In 2009, the mission was promised in 2012. In 2007, the mission was expected in 2011, but by 2010, it slipped to September 2013. The Phobos-Grunt fiasco pushed the mission to 2016-2017. Also, in 2011, the mission was split into an orbiter to be launched on an Indian rocket and a Luna-Resurs lander to fly on a Soyuz-2 rocket. By 2014, the mission was postponed until 2023.

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This page is compiled by Anatoly Zak; Last update: February 13, 2016

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Liftoff

An artist rendering of the Angara-5V rocket at liftoff. Click to enlarge. Credit: GKNPTs Khrunichev


Meteor-MP

A Meteor-MP remote-sensing satellite. Credit: VNIIEM


Luna-Resurs

Luna-Resurs lander. Click to enlarge. Copyright © 2013 Anatoly Zak