Small spacecraft arrived at Vostochny and are being prepared for the upcoming launch

February 19, 2024

MOSCOW, February 19. – The small spacecraft to be launched as a rideshare payload with the Meteor-M No. 2-4 satellite as the main payload have arrived at the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

Shortly, the manufacturers of the small spacecraft and representatives of Roscosmos enterprises will start preparing the spacecraft for the upcoming launch aboard the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with the Fregat upper stage. In total, 18 small spacecraft will be launched for the benefit of Russian and foreign commercial customers.

The upcoming launch is the first launch from Vostochny in 2024. Glavkosmos (part of Roscosmos) is the main integrator of  works and the launch service provider in the project of launching rideshare payloads.


Glavkosmos, JSC is a subsidiary of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos. The main task of the company is to promote the achievements of the Russian rocket and space industry to world markets and to manage complex international projects. Throughout its history, the company has successfully fulfilled over 140 international contracts, including the launch of more than 200 spacecraft as a secondary payload.

Since May 2021, Glavkosmos has been the official operator of Roscosmos trademarks.

ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation established in August 2015 to carry out a comprehensive reform of the Russian rocket and space industry. ROSCOSMOS ensures the implementation of the state policy in space activities and its normative and legal regulations, as well as places orders for the design, production and supply of space equipment and space infrastructure. ROSCOSMOS is also vested with authority to develop international cooperation in space and establish the appropriate environment for applying achievements in space domain for the social and economic development in Russia.