Russia plans more Proton-M launches in 2021
by Staff Writers
Moscow (Sputnik) Jan 01, 2021
Russia plans to perform three launches of the Proton-M carrier rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome next year, three times more than in 2020, a space industry source told Sputnik.
This year, only one Proton-M launch was carried out, putting telecommunications satellites Express-80 and Express-103 into orbit.
"Next year, three Proton-M launches are being planned," a space industry source told Sputnik.
A spokesperson of Russian space agency Roscosmos told Sputnik that the launch schedule for 2021 has not been confirmed yet.
According to a draft schedule obtained by Sputnik, the launch of a Proton-M carrier rocket with the new Nauka ("Science") module from the Baikonur space center is set for July 15.
Source: RIA Novosti
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Beijing (AFP) Dec 22, 2020
China's new carrier rocket, the Long March-8, made its maiden flight on Tuesday, the country's space agency said, the first phase of a strategy to deploy launch vehicles that can be reused. The Long March-8 series is part of China's endeavours to develop reusable rockets, potentially lowering mission costs and paving the way towards commercial launch services. The programme has drawn parallels to private US rocket firm SpaceX's Falcon range, although China said in 2018 its reusable carrier vehic ... read more
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