Experts of the Ukrainian company "Pivdenmash" will help the Russian space Agency to carry out at the beginning of winter, the start of hydrometeorological spacecraft "Electro-L" number 2 on the Russian-Ukrainian launch vehicle " Zenit ", informs the press service of Roscosmos.
The Commission Roscosmos decided on sending a spacecraft "Electro-L" n 2 to Baikonur to prepare For launch, which is planned for December of the current year, shall be notified on the Internet representation offices. It is noted that the meteorological spacecraft of the 2nd generation will be launched into orbit by the carrier rocket " Zenit-B ". Participation in preparation of the launch will be attended by Experts of the manufacturer of the rocket ON "southern machine-building enterprise". A. M. Makarov.
in may it was announced that the Russian hydrometeorological spacecraft "Electro-L" No. 2, which is scheduled to launch in June or July, will go into orbit using rocket "Zenit" in October of the current year. Originally it was planned that a weather satellite will go into orbit in January-February. Then the launch date was moved to June-July because of the unwillingness, but also to meet, not happened. Satellite "Electro-L" n 2 is expected to run using rocket "Zenit" Ukrainian production. In connection With the events in Ukraine, relations With partners in this space have found it difficult, anyway, two rocket "Zenit" have already been delivered and are in Baikonur. One is designed For "Electro-L" No. 2, And the second For the space Observatory " Spektr-RG ". To prepare for these launches should arrive the group of experts " Pivdenmash ". Remember, 30 April, Roscosmos announced plans to launch three Russian-Ukrainian launch in 2016-2018.. According to the document, in 2017 From the Baikonur cosmodrome is expected to spend the last launch of the carrier rocket " Zenit ", which was put into orbit scientific apparatus " Spektr-RG ". In this case, the subsequent device in the series "Spectrum" – "Spectrum-UV" - obliged to go to space using the Russian " Proton ". In addition, in 2016 and 2018 a Roscosmos plans to spend From Plesetsk two rockets " the Roar ". Each of them will be sent into space ON 3 satellite system " Gonets ". From 2019 the building and completion of the group "the Messenger" will be carried out by using light missiles " Angara-1. 2 ". First it was announced about the decision of Roscosmos to reject Ukrainian-Russian media "Zenit" in favor of " Angara ". In the last month of summer last year, the Ukrainian head Petro Poroshenko has signed a decree banning the export to the Russian Federation subjects of military and dual-use except for space technology, which is used For research and use of space to good use in international space projects.