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Above: According to the plan approved by Roskosmos in February 2015, the creation of the Russian station would start with the separation of three newest Russian modules from the Russian segment of the ISS (bottom center) in 2024. Two earliest Russian-built components -- the Zarya Control Module, FGB, and the Zvezda Service Module, SM, would remain in place, enabling propellant delivery with Progress cargo ships (center) and the eventual controlled reentry of the outpost.


PLANNED RUSSIAN SPACE MISSIONS IN 2024:

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

First half of 2024: An Angara-5 rocket with a KVTK space tug to launch the Phobos Sample Return Mission from Vostochny to the surface of Mars.

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

July: Russia to launch Elektro-M No. 2-2 weather-forecasting satellite.

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)

Approximate dates

2024: A Proton-M rocket to launch the Spektr-UF ultraviolet observatory (a.k.a. World Space Observatory Ultraviolet, WSO-UV) from Baikonur. (As of April 2015, the launch was promised in 2021, but by May 2017, the mission was postponed until 2024.)

2024: An Angara-5/KVTK rocket to fly its first mission from its new launch pad in Vostochny. (Postponed from 2021)

2024: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AMU9 communications satellite.

2024: Russia to launch the Ekspress-MD5 communications satellite.

2024: Russia to launch the ARKA solar observatory as a secondary payload. (As of 2016)

2024: A Soyuz rocket to launch Europe's Plato observatory from Kourou on a mission to discover thousands of exoplanets (planetary bodies beyond the Solar System). (A mission slated for approval as of beginning of 2014).

2024: A Soyuz-2-1b rocket to launch the OKA-T-2 free-flying module from Pad 1 in Vostochny to dock with Russia's next-generation space station.

2024: Russia's next-generation manned spacecraft, PTK NP, to fly its first manned mission from Vostochny Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. (As of mid-2014. As of beginning of 2013, the mission was promised around 2020.)

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This page is compiled by Anatoly Zak

Last update: May 19, 2017

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liftoff

Luna-Grunt as depicted in 2015. Click to enlarge. Credit: NPO Lavochkin


FG

In August 2012, a list of Russian science missions proposed for cooperation by NPO Lavochkin scheduled the launch of Phobos-Grunt-2 in 2020. The misison was eventually postponed to the 2024-2025 period. Copyright © 2011 Anatoly Zak


FG2

A depiction of the Phobos sample return spacecraft released in 2015. Credit: NPO Lavochkin


Arka

An early depiction of the ARKA spacecraft. Credit: Roskosmos


launch

A circa 2014 artist rendering of the Angara-5/KVTK variant at liftoff. Credit: Roskosmos


Spektr UV

The Spektr UF ultraviolet space observatory. Copyright © 2008 Anatoly Zak