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TASS: Russian space launch operator to conduct over 10 rocket launches next year

December 28, 2021

MOSCOW, December 28. /TASS/. Glavkosmos (part of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos) plans to conduct 11 rocket launches next year to deliver various payloads into space, Glavkosmos CEO Dmitry Loskutov told TASS on Tuesday.

"As of now, we are planning 11 launches of space vehicles of various designation under the current contracts," the chief executive said.

Glavkosmos plans to conduct one launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Russian Far East and three launches from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, Loskutov said.

"We are planning to conduct the larger part of seven launches from the Baikonur spaceport," the chief executive said.

The Glavkosmos chief earlier told TASS that seven launches of British OneWeb communications satellites were scheduled for 2022. The first launch was scheduled to take place from the Guiana space center (the Kourou cosmodrome) in February, he specified.