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PLANNED RUSSIAN SPACE MISSIONS IN 2020:

Feb. 22: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)

March 30: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Soyuz manned transport spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)

April: Russia to launch the Elektro-M No. 1-1 weather-forecasting satellite.

April 16: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)

May: Russia to launch the Meteor-M No. 2-4 and No. 3 remote-sensing satellites.

July 1: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)

August 5: A Proton rocket to launch the ExoMars rover from Baikonur. The launch was officially postponed from 2018 to 2020 in May 2016.

Sept. 13: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Soyuz manned transport spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)

Oct. 16: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014)

December: A Soyuz-ST/Fregat rocket to launch Europe's Euclid telescope from Kourou on a mission to map the distribution of galaxies. (As of October 2011, pending final approval the launch was expected in 2019. Approved in June 2012 with the 2020 launch date. By the end of 2012, the mission was expected in the mid-2020s. By the end of 2015, the launch was confirmed in December 2020.)

Uncertain dates

2020: A Soyuz-2.1b rocket to launch the Arktika-M (No. 3) satellite. (As of 2010, the launch was expected in 2018. (411) In 2015, the mission was postponed until 2020.)

2020: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AMU5 communications satellite (as of 2014).

2020: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AMU6 communications satellite (as of 2014).

Beginning of 2020: Russia to launch Kanopus-VM No. 2 satellite.

2020: A Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB to launch the Elektro-M (No. 2) weather-forecasting satellite into a geostationary orbit from Baikonur. (As of 2010, the launch was expected in 2020, (411) however by 2012, the mission was postponed to the second half of 2021.)

2020: A Zenit-3SLBF/Fregat-SB to launch the Elektro-M (No. 3) weather-forecasting satellite into a geostationary orbit from Baikonur. (As of 2012, the mission was expected in 2020, however by 2012, the launch was postponed to the middle of 2023.)

2020: Russia to launch the Okean No. 2 ocean-monitoring satellite (As of 2010-2012).

Around 2020: Russia to launch Astrometria satellite.

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This page is compiled by Anatoly Zak; Last update: May 3, 2016

Page editor: Alain Chabot; Last edit: April 30, 2011

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Rover

Scale model of the Mars rover for the ExoMars project. Copyright © 2010 Anatoly Zak

Lander

Scale model of the Mars lander with the ExoMars rover inside. Copyright © 2010 Anatoly Zak


Euclid

At the end of 2015, the Euclid space observatory was set for launch in December 2020. Credit: ESA