Borisov: Space Launch Program Proceeding Smoothly, Russian Satellite Group Grows to 225

news 02-Jul-2023 Technology

Borisov States that the Space Launch Program is Proceeding Smoothly

The 2023 space launch program is progressing without any setbacks, with Russia's orbital group now consisting of 225 satellites, reported Yuri Borisov, the head of Roscosmos, to President Vladimir Putin on Friday during an interview with the television channel "Russia 24."

"The 2023 space launch program is currently being carried out without any disruptions or delays, which has allowed us to significantly increase the quantity and quality of the Russian space group. At the moment, it comprises 225 satellites. If you recall, on April 12, during our meeting, I reported to you that we had 185 satellites. This means not only a quantitative growth of the group but also a qualitative one," Borisov said.

Borisov noted that over the past six months, a remote sensing satellite called "Kondor" has been launched for all-weather, round-the-clock Earth monitoring with a resolution of less than 1 meter. This satellite will specifically monitor the ice conditions along the Northern Sea Route. Additionally, the formation of a satellite group in geostationary orbit for Roshydromet has been completed, the "Meteor" satellite has been launched into a sun-synchronous orbit, and the GLONASS group is being maintained. In August, a new generation GLONASS satellite with improved accuracy will be launched.

"I believe that by the end of this year, we will significantly enhance the capabilities of our Earth remote sensing group," Borisov added.

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