Russia has put a record number of spacecrafts into orbit in 2014 – a total of 80, including 31 public use satellites, five commercial ones and 44 small satellites.
These data were quoted by the Roscosmos representative to RIA Novosti news agency. According to him, the Russian companies of the sector have created and launched three spacecrafts for foreign customers. One of the conversion carrier rockets, launched from Dombarovsky launching area June 19 under “Dnepr” program, put a record number of satellites into orbit – a total of 34 spacecrafts for customers from 17 countries.
In addition, in the past year the Russian space industry professionals have provided for four launches of “Soyuz-STB” rockets from the Europe’s cosmodrome in Kourou, French Guiana, and one launch of the carrier rocket “Zenit-2SL” under the program “Sea Launch”.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina