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Russian space program in 2022

As in 2021, the bulk of Russian launches in 2022 would be for the OneWeb Internet constellation. A total of seven launches were planned to carry OneWeb satellites, including one from French Guiana. The second largest share of launches would be in support of the ISS project. Both sides of the program would rely on the Soyuz-2 series. In the meantime, Col. General Sergei Karakaev, the commander of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces, promised 10 launches of ICBMs during 2022. After invasion of Ukraine on February 24 and subsequent exodus of Roskosmos' last foreign customers including OneWeb, Head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin still promised 20 space launches before the end of 2022, including no less than five from Vostochny spaceport.

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The world's orbital launch attempts in 2022 (as of May 25, 2022 ):

Country
Launch date
Time of launch
Payload
Payload type
Launch vehicle
Launch site
Launch complex
Launch pad
Status
1
USA
Jan. 6
4:49:10 p.m. EST
Starlink group 4-5 (49 satellites) flight 34 (v1.5 L5)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (135, S)
Cape Canaveral, KSC
LC-39A
A
Success
2
USA
Jan. 13
10:25 a.m. EST

Transporter-3 (105 satellites): Alba Cluster 3 (Delfi-PQ, EASAT-2, GRIZU-263a, Hades, Sattla-2A, Sattla-2B, UNICORN-1, UNICORN-2A, UNICORN-2D, UNICORN-2E, UNICORN-2TA1), Alba Cluster-4 (Challenger, FOSSASAT-2E1, 2E2, 2E3, 2E4, 2E5, -2E6, MDQUBESAT-1, PION-BR1, WISESAT-2), BRO-5, Capella-7 (Capella Whitney-5), Capella-8 (Capella Whitney-6), DEWA-SAT-1, ETV-A1, Gossamer Piccolomini, HYPSO-1, ICEYE (x2), ION-SCV 004 Elysian Eleonora [Dodona (La Jument-3U), LabSat, STORK-1, STORK-2,  SW1FT, VZLUSAT-2], IRIS-A, Kepler-16, -17, -18, -19, LEMUR-2, LEMUR-2 DJIRANG, LEMUR-2 MIRIWARI, LAIKA, MDASat-1a, MDASat-1b, MDASat-1c, NuX-1, Ororatech, PILOT-1, SANOSAT-1, Sherpa FX3, Sich 2-30, SuperDove (x44), Tevel-1, -2, -3, -4, -5, -6, -7, -8, UMBRA-02

Application
Falcon-9 Block 5
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success
3
USA
Jan. 13
2:51:39 p.m. PST

STP-27VPB payload (7 cubesats): PAN-A/B,
TechEdSat-13 (TES13), GEARRS-3,
ADLER-1, Ignis
SteamSat-2,
STORK-3

Experimental
LauncherOne, Boeing-747 Cosmic Girl
Mojave
Runway 12/30
-
Success
4
China
Jan. 17
10:35 Beijing Time
Shiyan-13
Military
Chang Zheng-2D (Y70)
Taiyuan
9
-
Success
5
USA
Jan. 18
9:02:40 p.m. EST
Starlink group 4-6 (49 satellites)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (B1060)
Cape Canaveral, KSC
39A
A
Success
6
USA
Jan. 21
2:00:00 p.m. EST
GSSAP-5, GSAAP-6
Military / situational awarness
Atlas-5 (511, AV-084)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-41
-
Success
7
China
Jan. 25
23:44 UTC
Ludi Tance 1 hao 01 zu A xing
Application / remote-sensing
Chang Zheng-4C
Jiuquan
-
-
Success
8
USA
Jan. 31
6:11:14 p.m. EST
COSMO-SkyMed-SG, FM2
Military / observation
Falcon-9-138 (B1052.3 L)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success
9
USA
Feb. 2
12:27:26 p.m. PST
NROL-87
Military
Falcon-9 (B1070.1)
Vandenberg
-
-
Success
10
USA
Feb. 3
1:13 p.m. EST
Starlink group 4-7, flight 36 (49 satellites)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (B1061.6 S)
Cape Canaveral, KSC
LC-39A
A
Success
11
Russia
Feb. 5
10:00 Moscow Time
4
Success
12
Russia
Feb. 10
3:09:37 p.m. French Guiana time
Application / communications
-
Success
13
USA
Feb. 10
1 p.m. EST
ELaNa-41
Experimental
Astra Rocket-3.3 LV0008
Cape Canaveral
LC-46
-
Failure
14
India
Feb. 14
00:29 UTC
EOS-04 (RISat-1A), InspireSat-1, INS-2TD
Application / remote sensing
PSLV-XL C52
Sriharikota
-
-
Success
15
Russia
Feb. 15
07:25:39.528 Moscow Time
Piloted / cargo supply
6
Success
16
USA
Feb. 19
12:40 p.m. EST Cygnus NG-17 (CRS-17, S.S. Piers Sellers)
Piloted / cargo supply
Wallops Isl.
MARS LP-0B
LP-0A
Success
17
USA
Feb. 21
9:44 a.m. EST
Starlink-4-8 (46 satellites)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (B1058-11)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success
18
USA
Feb. 25
- Starlink-4-11 (50 satellites)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (B1063-4)
Vandenberg
SLC-4E
E
Success
19
China
Feb. 27
23:44 UTC Ludi Tance-1 01B
Application / remote-sensing
Chang Zheng-4C
Jiuquan
43/94
-
Success
20
China
Feb. 27
03:06 UTC Hainan-1 (1), (2), Wenchang-1-01 (Weina Xingkong-03), Wenchang-1-02 (Weina Xingkong-04), Dayun/Xingshidai-17 (Weina Xingkong 05), Chaohu-1 (Tianxian 1), Qimingxing-1, Taijing-3, -4 01, Xidian-1, Weina Xingkong 01, Weina Xingkong 02, Jilin-1 Maofeng-02A-01 (Xiamen Keji-1), Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D-10, Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D-11, Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D 12, Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D-13, Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D 14, Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D 15 (Shaoguan-1), Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D 16, (Wenchang Chapsuan-2), Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D 17 (Wenchang Chapsuan-3), Jilin-1 Gaofen-03D 18
-
Chang Zheng-8 (720H)
Wenchang
201
-
Success
21
Iran
Feb. 27?
-
?
-
-
Semnan
-
-
Failure
22
USA
Feb. 28
20:37 UTC
Synspective Strix-Beta
Application / remote sensing
Electron
Mahia
1B
B
Success
23
USA
March 1
4:38 p.m. EST
GOES-T (GOES-18)
Application / weather forecasting
Atlas-5 (V-541, AV-095)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-41
-
Success
24
USA
March 3
9:25 a.m. EST
Starlink Group 4-9 (47 satellites)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 B1060.11
Cape Canaveral, KSC
39A
A
Success
25
China
March 5
14:01 Beijing Time
Yinhe Hangtian (6 satellites), Xuanming Xingyuan
Application / communications
Chang Zheng-2C
Xichang
3
-
Success
26
Iran
March 8
-
Noor-2
-
Qased
Shahrud
-
-
Success
27
USA
March 9
8:45:00 a.m. EST
Starlink 4-10 (48 satellites)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (B1052-4)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success
28
USA
March 15
9:22 a.m. PDT
Astra-1 Spaceflight Inc. OreSat-0, a classified cubesats (16 SpaceBees), S4 Crossover inseparable payload
Military
Astra Rocket 3.3 (LV0009)
Kodiak
LP-3B
B
Success
29
China
March 17
07:10 UTC
Yaogan-34 02
Military / ELINT
Chang Zheng-4C
Jiuquan
9401
-
Success
30
Russia
March 18
18:55:19 Moscow Time
Piloted
6
Success
31
USA
March 19
12:42:30 a.m. EDT Starlink 4-12 (53 satellites)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (B1051)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success
32
Russia
March 22
15:48:22.591 Moscow Time Meridian No. 20L
Military / communications
4
Success
33
China
March 29
17:50 Beijing Time
Pujiang-2, Tiankun-2
Experimental
Chang Zheng-6G
Taiyuan
-
-
Success
34
China
March 30
10:29 Beijing Time
Tianping-2A, -2B, -2C
Application / geodesic
Chang Zheng-11
Jiuquan
43/95A
-
Success
35
USA
April 1
12:24:17 p.m. EDT
Transporter-4
Application
Falcon-9
Cape Canaveral
-
-
Success
36
USA
April 2
12:41 UTC
Black Sky Global-18, Black Sky Global-19
Application / remote-sensing
Electron
Mahia
LC-1A
A
Success
37
China
April 7
07:47 Beijing Time
Gaofen-3-03
Application / remote-sensing
Chang Zheng-4C (Y37)
Jiuquan
-
-
Success
38
Russia
April 7
14:20:18.321 Moscow Time
Military / ELINT
3
Success
39
USA
April 8
11:17 EDT
Dragon Endeavour, Ax1
Piloted
Falcon-9
Cape Canaveral, KSC
39A
A
Success
40
China
April 15
20:00 Beijing Time
Zhongxing-6D
Application / communications
Chang Zheng-3B (Y89)
Xichang
-
-
Success
41
China
April 16
02:16 Beijing Time
Daqi-1
Application / remote sensing
Chang Zheng-4C
Taiyuan
-
-
Success
42
USA
April 17
6:13 a.m. Pacific Time
NROL-85 (USA-327, -328; Intruder-13A, -13B)
Military
Falcon-9-148 (B1071.2 LZ-4)
Vandenberg
SLC-4E
E
Success
43
USA
April 21
1:51 p.m. EDT
Starlink Group 4-14
Application / Internet
Falcon-9 (B1060.12)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success
44
USA
April 27
3:52:55 a.m. EDT
Crew Dragon (Freedom)
Piloted
Falcon-9 (B1067)
Cape Canaveral, KSC
39A
A
Success
45
China
April 29
12:11 Beijing Time
Siwei-01, -02
Application / remote sensing
Chang Zheng-2C
Jiuquan
-
-
Success
46
Russia
April 29
22:55:22.612 Moscow Time Kosmos-2555 (EMKA No. 2)
Military / experimental
-
Success
47
USA
April 29
5:27:10 p.m. EDT
Starlink (Group 4-16: 53 satellites, Flight 43)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (151)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success
48
China
April 30
11:30 Beijing Time
Jilin-1 (5 satellites), Gaofen-03D04-07, Gaofen-03D04-04A
Military / imaging
Chang Zheng-11
East China Sea
Tau Rui vessel
-
Success
49
USA
May 2
22:49:52 UTC
"There and back again" (33 satellites): E-Space Demo-1, E-Space Demo-2, E-Space Demo-3, BRO-6, AuroraSat -1, SpaceBEE-140 - 155, SpaceBEENZ-15 - 22, Unicorn-2, MyRadar-1, TRSI-2, TRSI-3, Copia
-
Electron
Mahia
LC-1A
A
Success
50
China
May 5
10:38 Beijing Time
Kuanfu-01C, Gaofen-03D-27, Gaofen-03D-28, Gaofen-03D-29, Gaofen-03D-30, Gaofen-03D-31, Gaofen-03D-32, Gaofen-03D-33
Application / remote sensing
Chang Zheng-2D (Y79)
Taiyuan
9
-
Success
51
USA
May 6
5:42 a.m. EDT
Starlink (Group 4-17: 53 satellites, Flight 44)
Application / communications
Falcon-9-152 (B1058)
Cape Canaveral, KSC
39A
A
Success
52
China
May 10
01:56:30 Beijing Time
Tianzhou-4
Piloted / cargo supply
Chang Zheng-7 (Y5)
Wenchang
-
-
Success
53
China
May 13
15:09 Beijing Time
Jilin-1 Maofang-01A/R
-
Shuang Quxian-1
Jiuquan
-
-
Failure
54
USA
May 13
3:07:50 p.m. PDT
Starlink (Group 4-13: 53 satellites)
Application / communications
Falcon-9
Vandenberg
-
-
Success
55
USA
May 14
4:40:50 p.m. EDT
Starlink (Group 4-15: 53 satellites)
Application / communications
Falcon-9 (B1073.1)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success
56
USA
May 18
6:59:40 a.m. EDT
Starlink (Group 4-18: 53 satellites)
Application / communications
Falcon-9FT Block-5 (B1052, F9-155)
Cape Canaveral, KSC
39A
A
Success
57
May 19
11:03:32.331 Moscow Time
Military / cartography
4
Success
58
USA
May 19
6:54 p.m. EDT
CST-100 Starliner
Piloted / unpiloted test
Atlas-5
Cape Canaveral
SLC-41
-
Success
59
China
May 20
18:30 Beijing Time
3 communications satellites
Experimental
Chang Zheng-2C/YZ-1C
Jiuquan
-
-
Success
60
USA
May 25
2:27 p.m. EDT
Transporter 5: (59 satellites)
-
Falcon-9 (B1061.8)
Cape Canaveral
SLC-40
-
Success

 

 

The 2022 space launch score card (as of May 25, 2022 ):

USA
China
India
Iran
World
Launch vehicles
Falcon-9:
22
Chang Zheng-2D:
2
PSLV-XL:
1
Qased:
2 (1)
LauncherOne:
1
Chang Zheng-4C:
5
Atlas-5:
3
Chang Zheng-8:
1
Astra Rocket 3.3:
2 (1*)
Chang Zheng-2C:
3
 
 
Antares:
1
Chang Zheng-6G:
1
 
 
Electron:
3
Chang Zheng-11:
2
 
 
-
Chang Zheng-3B:
1
 
 
-
Chang Zheng-7:
1
 
 
-
Shuang Quxian-1:
1
 
 
USA total:
32
China total:
17
Russia total:
8
India total:
1
Iran total:
2
World total:
60
USA failed:
1
China failed:
1
Russia failed:
0
India failed:
0
Iran failed:
1
World failed:
2
Launch sites
Cape Canaveral:
22
Taiyuan:
4
Sriharikota:
1
Shahrud:
2
World:
16
Mojave:
1
Jiuquan:
8
Vandenberg:
4
Wenchang:
2
 
Wallops Ils.:
1
Xichang:
2
   
 
Mahia:
3
East China Sea (Tau Rui vessel):
1
   
 
Kodiak:
1
         

*Failed launch

 

Planned Russian space missions in 2022:

June 3, 12:32:54 Moscow Time: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress MS-20 cargo ship (ISS mission 81P) from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. It is expected to follow a four-orbit, six-hour rendezvous profile with the outpost.

The spacecraft was shipped from RKK Energia's test facility in Korolev to Baikonur on June 24, 2021. In a preliminary ISS flight manifest issued in 2014, second cargo mission of 2022 was penciled for April 16, but in early January 2022, Roskosmos announced the plan to launch Progress MS-20 on June 3. At the time, its mission was expected to last 173 days.

On Jan. 20, 2022, Roskosmos announced that a Soyuz-2-1a rocket for the future Progress mission had been shipped to Baikonur from RKTs Progress factory in Samara. It reached the launch site by Jan. 24, 2022.

On April 19, the spacecraft was transported to the vacuum chamber at Hall 103 at Site 254 for standard air leak tests after a week of initial checks.

On May 11, specialists from RKK Energia performed deployment and light testing of the ship's solar panels. The assembly of the booster stages of the Soyuz-2-1a vehicle was completed by May 19. Specialists also performed pressure checks of the stages and initiated autonomous system tests, Roskosmos said. On the same day, the technical management cleared Progress MS-20 for loading propellant and pressurized gases, after which the spacecraft was transported to the fueling station at Site 31. The fueling was completed and the spacecraft returned to its processing facility at Site 254 by May 21 and on May 25, it was integrated with its launch vehicle adapter.

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A Progress cargo ship during testing at RKK Energia facility in Korolev circa mid-2021.


August 9: Russia to launch the Meteor-M No. 2-4 meteorological satellite and a cluster of secondary payloads. (The mission was previously planned in May 2020. As of beginning of 2018, the launch was promised in 2021 and early 2022).


September 21, 16:54 Moscow Time: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-22 spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS. (As of 2014) As of 2020, Russian cosmonauts Oleg Kononenko and Anna Kikina were expected to fly the mission. By May 2021, Sergei Prokopiev, Anna Kikina and Dmitri Petelin were listed on the crew, while Kononenko was moved to the next crew. Roskosmos officially confirmed the crew on May 19, 2021. Oleg Kononenko, Nikolai Chub and Andrei Fedyaev were assigned to be backups. However, by December 2021, Kikina was transferred to a US commercial crew (Flight USCV-5) in an exchange program with NASA, so that an American astronaut could fly aboard Soyuz MS-22.

On Jan. 20, 2022, Roskosmos said that US astronaut Frank Rubio would replace Kikina aboard Soyuz MS-22 if the exchange agreement with NASA was reached.

By September 2021, the launch of Soyuz MS-22 was shifted in the ISS flight manifest from September 13 to September 21. The spacecraft was shipped to Baikonur by rail on Dec. 7, 2021, and reached the processing building at Site 254 on Dec. 14, 2021.

On Jan. 2, 2022, Roskosmos confirmed the September 21 launch time and specified the launch time at 16:54 Moscow Time. At the time, the Soyuz MS-22 mission was scheduled to last 188 days.


September: A Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat rocket to launch the first GLONASS-K2 satellite from Plesetsk. (Postponed from second quarter of 2017)


October 26, 03:19 Moscow Time: A Soyuz rocket to launch a Progress MS-21 cargo ship from Baikonur toward the International Space Station, ISS. Originally, the docking with the ISS was scheduled two days after launch, but in May 2022, Head of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin said that a one-orbit rendezvous profile could be tested during a cargo mission in the Fall of that year.

In a preliminary ISS flight manifest drafted in 2014, the third cargo mission of 2022 was penciled for October 16, but in early January 2022, Roskosmos announced the plan to launch Progress MS-21 on October 26. At that time, the vehicle's flight was expected to last 247 days.

The spacecraft arrived at Baikonur by rail on Oct. 25, 2021.


October: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch the Soyuz MS-23 spacecraft with a crew of three from Baikonur to the International Space Station, ISS.


End of 2022: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch a trio of Gonets-M satellites from Vostochny. (As of middle of 2021)


 

MISSIONS CANCELLED DUE TO RUSSIAN INVASION OF UKRAINE:

CANCELLED: March 5, 01:41:02 Moscow Time: A Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat-M rocket to launch the 14th OneWeb mission from Site 31 in Baikonur with 36 satellites.


CANCELLED, April 5: A Soyuz-ST-B rocket to launch a pair of European Galileo navigation satellites, FOC M10, from the ELS facility in French Guiana. The payload was shifted from the Ariane-6 rocket due to delays with the introduction of the new launch vehicle.

On February 17, Roskosmos announced that specialists from its TsENKI ground infrastructure division and from RKTs Progress manufacturer had begun unloading the stages of the Soyuz ST-B rocket inside the vehicle processing building in French Guiana in preparation for the assembly of the vehicle. In parallel, specialists from NPO Lavochkin were conducting preparations of the Fregat upper stage for fueling scheduled to be conducted in March, Roskosmos said.


CANCELLED, September 20, 14:10 UTC: A Proton-M rocket with a Briz-M stage to launch the ExoMars rover from Baikonur. In case of on-time launch, the spacecraft was scheduled to land on Mars on June 10, 2023 at 15:32 UTC. The launch window open until October 1, 2022. (As of September 2020. There were earlier reports expecting the launch in August 2022.)


CANCELLED, 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, the launch was expected in December 2020. The mission got final approval in June 2012 , then still targeting the launch in 2020. By the end of 2015, the launch was confirmed in December 2020, however by the Fall of 2021, the launch was promised at the end of 2022.


 

Uncertain dates

Postponed from 2021: A Proton-M/Block DM-03 rocket to launch Elektro-L No. 4 satellite from Baikonur. (As of 2019)

2022: A Proton-M/Block DM-03 rocket to launch Elektro-L No. 5 satellite from Baikonur. (As of 2019)

2022: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AMU7 communications satellite (as of 2014).

2022: A Soyuz rocket to launch the Resurs-P No. 4 remote-sensing satellite. (As of early 2021. As of beginning of 2020, the launch was expected in the first quarter of 2021).

Delayed from November 2020: A Soyuz rocket to launch Resurs-P No. 5 satellite. As of beginning of 2018, the launch was planned in 2019, but by the beginning of that year, it had slipped to November 2020.

Postponed from 2021: Russia to launch the Resurs-PM remote-sensing satellite.

Delayed from 2020: An Angara-1.2 rocket to launch the South-Korean Kompsat-6 remote-sensing satellite from Site 35 in Plesetsk. The agreement for the launch in 2020 was announced in July 2016.


Delayed from 2021: A Soyuz-2-1a rocket to launch the second Kondor-FKA radar-carrying satellite. (As of 2019. Postponed from 2019, switched from Rockot/Briz-KM)


Around or after 2021: Russian military to launch the first new-generation Sfera-V military communications satellite. (As of 2016)


Delayed from 2021: A Soyuz-2/Fregat rocket to launch the Luna-Glob-2 (orbiter) toward the Moon.


October-November or 2022: A Soyuz-2/Fregat rocket to launch the Luna-Glob (Luna-25) lunar lander from Vostochny.


Postponed from November 30: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch the Meteor-M No. 2-3 remote-sensing satellite and a group of secondary payloads, including four satellites from Moscow State University, MGU, from Vostochny. (As of April 2021. As of second half of 2020, the launch was expected between August and October 2021).


End of 2021: A Soyuz-2 rocket to launch a cluster of small payloads from Vostochny, including the second StriX-β radar imaging demonstration satellite. (As of March 2021)


 

Cancelled missions

2021: A Soyuz-5 methane-burning launch vehicle to fly its first test mission (As of mid-2014).


2021: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AT4 communications satellite (as of 2014).


2021: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AT5 communications satellite (as of 2014).


2021: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AMU8 communications satellite (as of 2014).


 

For missions in 2023 click here

 

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This page is compiled by Anatoly Zak

Last update: May 25, 2022

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Soyuz-2-1/Fregat rocket with Neitron satellite shortly before launch on Feb. 5, 2022. Copyright © 2001 Anatoly Zak


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 promised to launch in December 2020. By the middle of 2020, the launch was promised in 2022. Credit: ESA