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Nine Satellites to Bolster Russia's Missile Warning System by 2022
January 22, 2017 10:21

Upon putting all of the space vehicles into orbit  the space-based echelons of the Missile Warning System  will have 10 satellites able to detect the launches of ballistic missiles from anywhere in the world right away.
In accordance with the program of development of the Unified Space System (EKS) Russia plans to launch nine satellites of the Early Missile Warning System (EMWS) before the end of 2021. This was reported to TASS by a source in this country's military-industrial complex.
This year one EKS satellite is planned to be launched; however, there is a possibility that two devices will be put into operation. "Starting from 2018 two spacecrafts will be launched annually with the carrier rockets Soyuz-2 "from the Plesetsk cosmodrome," - the source added.
The first satellite of the new Unified Space System "Tundra" was launched at the end of 2015. At the final meeting of the end of 2016 the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu informed that one EKS vehicle would be launched in 2017.
The Unified Space System (EKS) of early missile warning should replace the space echelon based on the Oko-1 satellites. According to public data, the last remaining device of the type crashed in 2014. The EKS will consist of new generation spacecrafts and upgraded mission control centers for the command of orbital grouping as well as receiving and processing specific information in automatic mode.


Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Satellites Unified Space System    

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