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Deep Space Gateway in 2017


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Soyuz-5 development in 2017


Russian space program in 2017

According to the Russian government, 173.2 billion rubles would be allocated for the Russian space activities in 2017. It included 92.46 billion for the Federal Space Program and 38.27 billion for the GLONASS constellation. The launch infrastructure was expected to receive 21 billion. Roskosmos earmarked 2.2 billion for the TEM nuclear-electric module under the Prioritized Innovation Projects line item, which is a considerable increase from 1.6 billion initially projected by the Ministry of Finance. According to the official data, in 2017, Russia operated 141 satellites in space, including 96 satellites developed at ISS Reshetnev.

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The world's orbital launch attempts in 2017 (as of November 14, 2017 ):

 
Country
Launch date
Time of launch
Payload
Payload type
Launch vehicle
Launch site
Launch complex
Launch pad
Status
1
China
Jan. 5
23:18 Beijing Time
TJSSW-2
Application / communications
Chang Zheng-3B
Xichang
-
-
Success
2
China
Jan. 9
12:11:12 Beijing Time
Jilin Linye-1, Xing Yun Shiyan-1 (XY-S1), Caton-1
Application / communications
Kuaizhou-1A
Jiuquan
-
-
Success
3
USA
Jan. 14
9:54:34 a.m. PST
Iridium Next (10)
Application / communications
Falcon-9-030
Vandenberg
SLC-4E
-
Success
4
Japan
Jan. 15
08:33 Local time
Tricom-1
Application / communications
SS-520 F4
Uchinoura
-
-
Failure
5
USA
Jan. 20
7:42 p.m. EST
SBIRS-GEO 3
Military / Early warning
Atlas-5 401 (AV-066)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-41
-
Success
6
Japan
Jan. 24
07:44:00 GMT
DSN-2, Kirameki-2 (Superbird-8)
Military / communications
H-2A
Tanegashima
-
-
Success
7
Jan. 27
22:03:34 local time
Application / communications
-
Success
8
Europe
Feb. 14
21:39:07 GMT
Intelsat-32e (SkyBrasil-1), Telkom-3S
Application / communications
Ariane-5 ECA
ELA-3
-
Success
9
India
Feb. 15
03:58 GMT
Cartosat-2D, INS-1A, INS-1B,
Flock-3p-1 (Dove 1000), Flock-3p-2 (Dove 1001), Flock-3p-3 (Dove 1002), Flock-3p-4 (Dove 1003), Flock-3p-5 (Dove 0F18), Flock-3p-6 (Dove 0F35), Flock-3p-7 (Dove 100B),
Flock-3p-8 (Dove 100C), Flock-3p-9 (Dove 1021), Flock-3p-10 (Dove 1022), Flock-3p-11 (Dove 101F), Flock-3p-12 (Dove 1010), Flock-3p-13 (Dove 1016), Flock-3p-14 (Dove 1018),
Flock-3p-15 (Dove 101D), Flock-3p-16 (Dove 100E), Flock-3p-17 (Dove 1023),
Flock-3p-18 (Dove 102B), Flock-3p-19 (Dove 1024), Flock-3p-20 (Dove 1029), Flock-3p-21 (Dove 102A), Flock-3p-22 (Dove 1028), Flock-3p-23 (Dove 1025), Flock-3p-24 (Dove 1026), Flock-3p-25 (Dove 102F),
Flock-3p-26 (Dove 102D), Flock-3p-27 (Dove 1030),
Flock-3p-28 (Dove 102C),
Flock-3p-29 (Dove 1033), Flock-3p-30 (Dove 102E), Flock-3p-31 (Dove 1032), Flock-3p-32 (Dove 1035), Flock-3p-33 (Dove 103C), Flock-3p-34 (Dove 103B), Flock-3p-35 (Dove 103D), Flock-3p-36 (Dove 103A), Flock-3p-37 (Dove 1037), Flock-3p-38 (Dove 1036), Flock-3p-39 (Dove 103E), Flock-3p-40 (Dove 1039), Flock-3p-41 (Dove 1031), Flock-3p-42 (Dove 101E), Flock-3p-43 (Dove 1041), Flock-3p-44 (Dove 1019), Flock-3p-45 (Dove 101A), Flock-3p-46 (Dove 1011), Flock-3p-47 (Dove 1027), Flock-3p-48 (Dove 1042), Flock-3p-49 (Dove 1038), Flock-3p-50 (Dove 1034), Flock-3p-51 (Dove 1006), Flock-3p-52 (Dove 1044), Flock-3p-53 (Dove 1007), Flock-3p-54 (Dove 1005), Flock-3p-55 (Dove 1008), Flock-3p-56 (Dove 100F), Flock-3p-57 (Dove 1014), Flock-3p-58 (Dove 1009), Flock-3p-59 (Dove 1045), Flock-3p-60 (Dove 101B), Flock-3p-61 (Dove 1012), Flock-3p-62 (Dove 1046), Flock-3p-63 (Dove 1015), Flock-3p-64 (Dove 100A), Flock-3p-65 (Dove 1040), Flock-3p-66 (Dove 1013), Flock-3p-67 (Dove 1017), Flock-3p-68 (Dove 1004), Flock-3p-69 (Dove 0F43), Flock-3p-70 (Dove 0F15), Flock-3p-71 (Dove 0F11), Flock-3p-72 (Dove 0F10), Flock-3p-73 (Dove 0F1B), Flock-3p-74 (Dove 0F22), Flock-3p-75 (Dove 0F12), Flock-3p-76 (Dove 0F17), Flock-3p-77 (Dove 0F28), Flock-3p-78 (Dove 0F51), Flock-3p-79 (Dove 0F52), Flock-3p-80 (Dove 0F4E), Flock-3p-81 (Dove 0F25), Flock-3p-82 (Dove 0F41), Flock-3p-83 (Dove 0F3F), Flock-3p-84 (Dove 0F42), Flock-3p-85 (Dove 0F1D), Flock-3p-86 (Dove 0F34), Flock-3p-87 (Dove 0F31), Flock-3p-88 (Dove 0F38), Lemur-2 22 (Lemur-2 Jobanputra), Lemur-2-23 (Lemur-2 Spire-Minions), Lemur-2 24 (Lemur-2 Satchmo), Lemur-2-25 (Lemur-2 Rdeaton), Lemur-2-26 (Lemur-2 Smita-Sharad), Lemur-2 27 (Lemur-2 Mia-Grace), Lemur-2-28 (Lemur-2 Noguescorreig), Lemur-2-29 (Lemur-2 Tachikoma), BGUSat, DIDO-2 (Chen Jiayong-1), PEASSS, Al-Farabi-1,
Nayif-1 (FUNcube 5)
Application / remote sensing
PSLV-XL (C37)
Sriharikota
-
-
Success
10
USA
Feb. 19
9:38:59.5 a.m. EST
Dragon SpX-10 (CRS-10)
Manned / cargo supply
Falcon-9
Cape Canaveral
39
A
Success
11
Feb. 22
08:58:33 Moscow Time
Manned / cargo supply
5
Success
12
USA
March 1
17:50 GMT
NROL-79 NOSS-3: Intruder-8A, Intruder-8B
Military / reconnaissance
Atlas-5- 401 (AV-068)
Vandenberg
SLC-3E
E
Success
13
China
March 3
07:53 Beijing Time
Tiankong-1 (TK-1)
Application / remote sensing
Kaituozhe-2 (KT-2A)
Jiuquan
-
-
Success
14
Europe
March 6
10:49:24 p.m. Guiana Time
Sentinel-2B
Application / remote sensing
-
Success
15
USA
March 16
06:00 GMT
Echostar-23
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (031)
Cape Canaveral
39A
A
Success
16
Japan
March 17
01:20:00 GMT
IGS Radar-5
Military / reconnaissance
H-2A (F33)
Tanegashima
-
-
Success
17
USA
March 19
00:18 GMT
WGS-9
Military / communications
Delta-4 M+ (5,4)
Cape Canaveral
37B
B
Success
18
USA
March 30
6:30 p.m.
SES-10
Application / communications
Falcon-9
Cape Canaveral
39A
A
Success
19
China
April 12
19:04 Beijing Time
Shijian-13 (SJ-13/ChinaSat-16/Zhongxing-16)
Application / communications
Chang Zheng-3B/G2
Xichang
LC2
2
Success
20
US
April 18
11:11:26 a.m. EDT
Cygnus OA-7 (CRS-7) S.S. John Glenn
Manned / cargo supply
Atlas-5
Cape Canaveral
41
-
Success
21
April 20
10:13:43 Moscow Time
Soyuz-FG
5
Success
22
China
April 20
19:41 Beijing Time
Tianzhou-1
Manned / cargo supply
Chang Zheng-7
Wenchang
-
-
Success
23 USA May 1 7:15 a.m. EDT NROL-76 (USA-276) Military / reconnaissance Falcon-9 v1.2 (033) Cape Canaveral 39A A Success
24 Europe May 4 21:50 GMT Koreasat-7 (Mugungwa-7), SFDC-1 Application / communications Ariane-5 ECA (VA-236) Kourou ELA-3 - Success
25 India May 5 11:27 GMT GSAT-9 (South Asia Sat) Application / communications GSLV Mk2 (F09) Sriharikota SLP - Success
26 USA May 15 7:21 p.m. EDT Inmarsat-5 F4 Application / communications Falcon-9 Cape Canaveral (KSC) 39A A Success
27 Russia May 18 08:54:53 a.m. French Guiana time SES-15 Application / communications Soyuz-ST-A Kourou ELS - Success
28 USA May 25 16:20:00 New Zealand Time It's a test Test Electron MAH, NZ - - Failure
29 Russia May 25 09:34 Moscow Time EKS-2/Tundra Military / Early warning Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat-M Plesetsk - - Success
30 Japan June 1 9:17:46 a.m. Japan Time Michibiki No. 2 Quasi-Zenith Satellite System Application / navigation H-2A (F34) Tanegashima - - Success
31 Europe June 1 8:45 p.m. French Guiana Time ViaSat-2, Eutelsat-172B Application / communications Ariane-5 ECA Kourou ELA-3 - Success
32 USA June 3 5:07 p.m. Eastern Time Dragon CRS-11 Manned / cargo suppy Falcon-9 Cape Canaveral 39 A Success
33 India June 5 17:28 India Standart Time GSAT-19 Application / communications GSLV-Mk 3-D1 Sriharikota 2 - Success
34 Russia June 8 06:45:47 Moscow Time EchoStar-21 Application / communications Proton-M/Briz-M Baikonur 81 24 Success
35 Russia June 14 12:20:13.120 Moscow Time Progress MS-06 Manned / cargo suppy Soyuz-2-1a Baikonur 31 6 Success
36 China June 15 11:00 Beijing Time Hard X-ray Modulation Telescope (HXMT), Zhuhai-1A (OVS-1A),
Zhuhai-1B (OVS-1B),
ÑuSat-3 (Aleph-1-3/Milanesat)
Science / astrophysics Chang Zheng-4B Jiuquan 43 603 Success
37 China June 18 08:11 Beijing Time Zhongxing-9A (ChinaSat-9A) Application / communications Chang Zheng-3B Xichang LC2 - Partial success
38 India June 23 03:59 UTC Cartosat-2E
NIUSAT (Keralshree)
CE-SAT-1
Max Valier Sat
Venta-1
CICERO-6
Lemur-2 34 (Lemur-2 ShainaJohl)
Lemur-2-35 (Lemur-2 XueniTerence)
Lemur-2-36 (Lemur-2 LucyBryce)
Lemur-2-37 (Lemur-2 KungFoo)
Lemur-2-38 (Lemur-2 McPeake)
Lemur-2-39 (Lemur-2 Sam-Amelia)
Lemur-2 40 (Lemur-2 Lisasaurus)
Lemur-2-41 (Lemur-2 Lynsey-Symo)
Blue Diamond
Green Diamond
Red Diamond
COMPASS 2 (DragSail-Cubesat, QB50 DE04)
InflateSail (QB50 GB06)
LituanicaSAT 2 (QB50 LT01)
URSA MAIOR (QB50 IT02)
NUDTSat (QB50 CN06)
Pegasus (QB50 AT03)
UCLSat (QB50 GB03)
VZLUsat 1 (QB50 CZ02)
D-Sat
Tyvak-53b
Aalto-1
ROBUSTA-1B
SUCHAI
skCUBE
Application / remote sensing PSLV-XL C38 (FLP) Sriharikota - - Success
39 Russia June 23 21:04:33 Moscow Time Kosmos-2519 (Napryazhenie) Military / geodesy Soyuz-2-1v Plesetsk Site 43 - Success
40 USA June 23 3:10 p.m. EDT BulgariaSat-1 Application / communications Falcon-9 Cape Canaveral 39A A Success
41 USA June 13 1:25:14 p.m. PDT

Iridium Next F2-1, Iridium Next F2-2, Iridium Next F2-3, Iridium Next F2-4, Iridium Next F2-5, Iridium Next F2-6, Iridium Next F2-7, Iridium Next F2-8, Iridium Next F2-9, Iridium Next F2-10

Application / communications Falcon-9 Vandenberg SLC-4E E Success
42 Europe June 28 6:15 p.m. French Guiana Hellas Sat 3-Inmarsat S EAN, GSAT-17 Application / communications Ariane-5 Kourou ELA-3 - Success
43 China July 2 19:23:23.425 Local time Shijian-18 Application / communications Chang Zheng-5 Wenchang 101 - Failure
44 USA July 5 7:38 p.m. EDT Intelsat-35e Application / communications Falcon-9 Cape Canaveral 39A A Success
45 Russia July 14 09:36:49 Moscow Time

Kanopus-V-IK, Flying Laptop, WNISAT-1R,
TechnoSat,
NORSAT-1,
NORSAT-2,
CICERO 1,
CICERO 2,
CICERO 3,
Corvus-BC 1 (Landmapper-BC 1),
Corvus-BC 2 (Landmapper-BC 2),
MKA-N 1,
MKA-N 2,
Flock-2k-1 (Dove 0F1A),
Flock-2k-2 (Dove 0F1E),
Flock-2k-3 (Dove 0F21),
Flock-2k-4 (Dove 0F24),
Flock-2k-5 (Dove 0F29),
Flock-2k-6 (Dove 0F2A),
Flock-2k-7 (Dove 0F2B),
Flock-2k-8 (Dove 0F2D),
Flock-2k-9 (Dove 0F2E),
Flock-2k-10 (Dove 0F32),
Flock-2k-11 (Dove 0F33),
Flock-2k-12 (Dove 0F36),
Flock-2k-13 (Dove 0F37),
Flock-2k-14 (Dove 0F3B),
Flock-2k-15 (Dove 0F3C),
Flock-2k-16 (Dove 0F3D),
Flock-2k-17 (Dove 0F40),
Flock-2k-18 (Dove 0F44),
Flock-2k-19 (Dove 0F46),
Flock-2k-20 (Dove 0F47),
Flock-2k-21 (Dove 0F49),
Flock-2k-22 (Dove 0F4A),
Flock-2k-23 (Dove 0F4B),
Flock-2k-24 (Dove 0F4F),
Flock-2k-25 (Dove 0F4D),
Flock-2k-26 (Dove 0F53),
Flock-2k-27 (Dove 0F54),
Flock-2k-28 (Dove 1047),
Flock-2k-29 (Dove 1048),
Flock-2k-30 (Dove 1049),
Flock-2k-31 (Dove 104A),
Flock-2k-32 (Dove 104B),
Flock-2k-33 (Dove 104C),
Flock-2k-34 (Dove 104D),
Flock-2k-35 (Dove 104E),
Flock-2k-36 (Dove 104F),
Flock-2k-37 (Dove 1050),
Flock-2k-38 (Dove 1051),
Flock-2k-39 (Dove 1052),
Flock-2k-40 (Dove 1053),
Flock-2k-41 (Dove 1054),
Flock-2k-42 (Dove 1055),
Flock-2k-43 (Dove 1056),
Flock-2k-44 (Dove 1020),
Flock-2k-45 (Dove 100D),
Flock-2k-46 (Dove 103F),
Flock-2k-47 (Dove 1043),
Flock-2k-48 (Dove 101C),
Lemur-2 42, Lemur-2 43,
Lemur-2 44,
Lemur-2 45,
Lemur-2 46,
Lemur-2 47,
Lemur-2 48,
Lemur-2 49,
NanoACE,
Mayak, Iskra-MAI-85, Ecuador-UTE-YuZGU

Application / remote-sensing Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat Baikonur Site 31 6 Success
46
July 28
18:41:12.285 Moscow Time
5
Success
47
Europe
Aug. 1
10:58:33 p.m. Guiana Time
OPTSAT-3000, Venus
Application / remote sensing
Kourou ELA-1 - Success
48
USA
Aug. 14
16:31:37 GMT
Dragon SpX-12 (CRS-12), CREAM
Manned / cargo supply
Falcon-9
Cape Canaveral
39
A
Success
49
Aug. 17
01:07 Moscow Time
Military / communications
24
Success
50
USA
Aug. 18
12:29 GMT
TDRS-M
Application / data relay
Atlas-5 401 (AV-074)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-41
-
Success
51
Japan
Aug. 19
05:29:00 GMT
Michibiki-3
Application / communications
H-2A F-35
Tanegashima
-
-
Success
52
USA
Aug. 24
18:51 GMT
FormoSat-5
Application / remote sensing
Falcon-9
Vandenberg
SLC-4E
-
Success
53
USA
Aug. 26
06:24:00 GMT
ORS-5: SensorSat, DHFR, Prometheus-2.2, Prometheus-2.4,
Military
Minotaur-4/Orion-38
Cape Canaveral
SLC-46
-
Success
54
India
Aug. 31
13:30 GMT
IRNSS-1H
Application / navigation
PSLV-XL C39
Sriharikota
-
-
Failure
55
USA
Sept. 7
14:00 GMT
OTV-5 (X-37B), cubesats
Military
Falcon-9
Cape Canaveral LC-39A A Success
56
Sept. 11
22:23:40.953 Moscow Time
Application / communications
39
Success
57
Sept. 13
00:17:02.407 Moscow Time
5
Success
58
Sept. 22
03:02:32 Moscow Time
Military / navigation
Plesetsk 43 4 Success
59
USA
Sept. 24
05:49:47 GMT
NROL-42 (USA-278/Trumpet Follow-on-2
Military / Elint
Atlas-5 (541/AV-072)
Vandenberg SLC-3E E Success
60 Sept. 28
21:52:16 Moscow
Application / communications
39
Success
61
China
Sept. 29
04:21 GMT

Yaogan Weixing-30-01-A, Yaogan Weixing-30-01-B, Yaogan Weixing-30-01-C

Military
Chang Zheng-2C
Xichang LC3 - Success
62
Europe
Sept. 29
04:21 GMT
Intelsat-37e, BSAT-4a
Application / communications
Ariane-5 ECA
Kourou ELA-3 - Success
63
China
Oct. 9
04:13:14.451 GMT
VRSS-2 Antonio José de Sucre
Application / remote sensing
Chang Zheng-2D
Jiuquan
LC43/603
-
Success
64
USA
Oct. 9
12:37:01 GMT

Iridium Next Launch 3-1, Iridium Next Launch 3-2, Iridium Next Launch 3-3, Iridium Next Launch 3-4, Iridium Next Launch 3-5, Iridium Next Launch 3-6, Iridium Next Launch 3-7, Iridium Next Launch 3-8, Iridium Next Launch 3-9, Iridium Next Launch 3-10

-
Falcon-9-043
Vandenberg AFB
SLC-4E
E
Success
65
Japan
Oct. 9
22:01:37 GMT
Michibiki-4
Application / navigation
H-2A F-36
Tanegashima - - Success
66
USA
Oct. 11
22:53 GMT
SES-11 (EchoStar-105)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (044)
Cape Canaveral (KSC)
LC-39-A
A
Success
67
Oct. 13
12:27:30 Moscow Time
Application / remote sensing
Plesetsk 133 - Success
68
Oct. 14
11:46:53 Moscow Time
Manned / cargo supply
Baikonur 31 6 Success
69
USA
Oct. 15
07:28 GMT
NROL-52 (Quasar-21/SDS-4-2?)
Military / data relay?
Atlas-5-421 (AV-075)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-41
41
Success
70
USA
Oct. 30
19:34 GMT
KoreaSat-5A (Mugungwha-5A)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (045; B1042)
Cape Canaveral (KSC) LC-39A A Success
71
USA
Oct. 31
21:37 GMT
SkySat, SkySat, SkySat, SkySat, SkySat, SkySat, Flock-3m, Flock-3m, Flock-3m, Flock-3m
Application / remote-sensing
Minotaur-C 3210
Vandenberg AFB LC-576E E Success
72
China
Nov. 5
11:45 GMT
Beidou-3 M1 (No. 24), Beidou-3 M2 (No. 25)
Application / navigation
Chang Zhneg-3B
Xichang - - Success
73
Europe
Nov. 8
01:42:31 GMT
Mohammed VI-A (MN35-A, Morocco EO Sat 1)
Application / remote sensing
- Success
74
USA
Nov. 12
7:19:55 a.m. EST
Cygnus OA-8
Manned / cargo supply
Wallops Island
Pad 0A
- Success
75
China
Nov. 14
18:35 GMT
Fengyun-3D, Head-1
Application / weather forecasting
Chang Zheng-4C
Taiyuan
-
-
-

 

The 2017 space launch score card (as of November 14, 2017 ):

***
Country
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Launch vehicle
Total
Failed
1
USA
Falcon-9: 16
Atlas-5: 6
Delta-4: 1
Electron: 1*
Minotaur-4: 1
Minotaur-C: 1
Antares-230: 1
-
-
27
1*
2
-
-
-
-
17
0
3
China
Chang Zheng-3B: 4 (1**)
Kuaizhou-1A: 1
Kaituozhe-2A: 1
Chang Zheng-7: 1
Chang Zheng-4B: 1
Chang Zheng-5: 1*
Chang Zheng-2C: 1
Chang Zheng-2D: 1
Chang Zheng-4C: 1
12
2*
4
Europe
Ariane-5: 5
Vega: 3
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
8
0
5
Japan
SS-520: 1*
H-2A: 5
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
6
1
6
India
PSLV: 3 (1*)
GSLV Mk2: 1
GSLV-Mk 3: 1
-
-
-
-
-
-
5
1
-
World:
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
75
5

*Did not reach orbit; **Entered wrong orbit but payload could be salvaged; ***In case of an equal number of launches, the country that reached that number first is listed at the top;

 

Planned Russian space missions in 2017:

Nov. 28: A Soyuz-2-1b rocket with a Fregat upper stage to launch the Meteor-M No. 2-1 remote-sensing satellite from the Soyuz launch complex in Vostochny. The mission will also carry a number of secondary payloads: Baumanets-2, Scout, SEAM, AISSat-3, CubeBel-1, multiple Dove Flock-2, Lemur-2 and Lemur-3 satellites.

As of the end of 2009, the launch was promised in 2012, however by that year, the launch slipped to 2016. It was later postponed to 2017.

The rocket for the mission arrived to Vostochny's Ledyanaya train station on Oct. 28, 2017. It was then delivered to the processing complex, where the assembly of the four boosters of the first stage and the core booster of the second stage into a single vehicle was completed on Nov. 8, 2017. On the same day, Roskosmos announced that the assembly of the payload section with the Fregat upper stage had been scheduled to begin after November 14. According to Roskosmos, the Meteor M No. 2-1 satellite and secondary payloads were undergoing processing at the time and the propellant components were being delivered to the launch site. Also, the Fregat stage was being fueled, Roskosmos said.

Dec. 1: A Soyuz-2-1b rocket to launch the first 14F145/Lotos military satellite for the Liana electronic intelligence network from Plesetsk. The mission was previously planned for Oct. 25, 2017, but had to be postponed until the beginning of November and until November 18, at the earliest, due to problems with the satellite. On Oct. 25, space officials were expected to hold a meeting in Moscow on the status of the mission. The launch was then postponed until December 1, 2017.

lotos


 

Dec. 7 or later: A Zenit/Fregat rocket to launch the Angosat communications satellite for the government of Angola.

 


Dec. 17: A Soyuz-FG rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. As of 2014, the launch was planned for Nov. 30, 2017. The mission was later scheduled for Dec. 27 and it was finally set for Dec. 17, 2017, at o4:00 Moscow Time. After its assembly in Korolev, the vehicle was delivered to Baikonur's spacecraft processing facility at Site 254 on Oct. 2, 2017. On November 9, a Roskosmos team delivered the spacecraft to an echoless chamber, BEK, for testing of the radio systems on the spacecraft, which would be used for operational communications, transmission of telemetry and measurements during the rendezvous with the ISS. Tests were expected to continue for several days, the state corporation said.

BEK


Dec. 22: A Soyuz-2-1a/Fregat rocket to launch Kanopus-V No. 3 and Kanopus-V No. 4 Earth-watching satellites from the Soyuz launch complex in Vostochny. During the night from Sept. 1 to Sept. 2, 2017, the components of the Soyuz rocket for the mission departed its assembly plant in Samara on their way to Vostochny by rail. Following its delivery to the launch site on Sept. 10, 2017, the rocket was assembled and integrated with its Fregat upper stage for a test rollout to the launch pad. NPO Lavochkin rolled out the Fregat upper stage and its associated payload fairing for the mission on September 12. The hardware was delivered to Moscow's Sheremetievo airport, where it was to be loaded on a transport aircraft for the delivery to the processing complex in Vostochny on the morning of September 13. On October 4, the fully assembled Soyuz-2-1a launch vehicle was rolled out to the launch pad and the mobile service tower was moved into the position around the rocket. The integrated tests of the launch facility and the rocket were sheduled to continue until October 7.

Kanopus V No. 3 and No. 4 satellites arrived at the Ignatievo airport in the Amur Region on Nov. 10, 2017, aboard the Il-76 transport plane, after which they would be transported to the Vostochny airport, Roskosmos announced.

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December: A Soyuz-2-1v rocket to launch a classified payload from Plesetsk.

 


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Soyuz-2-1a lifts off on July 14, 2017. Click to enlarge. Credit: Roskosmos


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The Blagovest military communications satellite. Credit: ISS Reshetnev