Russian space program in 2024
Planned Russian space launches in 2024:
July: Russia to launch Elektro-M No. 2-2 weather-forecasting satellite.
Beginning of 4th quarter: A Proton-M rocket to launch the Science and Power Module, NEM-1, to the ISS. (As of June 2020. In April 2015, the launch was expected at the beginning of the fourth quarter of 2019. By the middle of 2017, the mission had to be postponed until 2021. In 2018, it was postponed to 2022 and by 2019 to 2023.)
Uncertain and cancelled missions
2024: Russia to launch the Arktika-M2.6 remote-sensing satellite. (As of 2018)
2024: Russia to launch the Resurs-PM No. 4 remote-sensing satellite.
2024: Russia to launch the Ekspress-AMU9 communications satellite.
2024: Russia to launch the Ekspress-MD5 communications satellite.
2024: A Soyuz rocket to launch Europe's Plato observatory from Kourou on a mission to discover thousands of exoplanets (planetary bodies beyond the Solar System). (A mission slated for approval as of beginning of 2014).
2024: Russia's next-generation manned spacecraft, PTK NP, to fly its first manned mission from Vostochny Cosmodrome to the International Space Station. (As of mid-2014. As of beginning of 2013, the mission was promised around 2020.)
In August 2012, a list of Russian science missions proposed for cooperation by NPO Lavochkin scheduled the launch of Phobos-Grunt-2 in 2020. The misison was eventually postponed to the 2024-2025 period. Copyright © 2011 Anatoly Zak
A depiction of the Phobos sample return spacecraft released in 2015. Credit: NPO Lavochkin