RIA Novosti, citing a source in the state Corporation "Roscosmos" announced the completion of the development of the concept of the Federal target program "Sphere", which includes communication, navigation and remote sensing satellites. The press service of the Corporation told the news Agency that the concept has been sent for approval to the interested Federal bodies.
As explained to RIA Novosti by Deputy General Director of state Corporation "Roscosmos" Yuri Urlichich, the "Sphere" will consist of three components - communications, navigation and remote sensing satellites .
Multifunctional system for personal satellite communications "Gonets-D1M" and Multifunctional space relay system "Loutch" (operator - JSC "Satellite system "Gonets"), along with a satellite navigation system GLONASS, remote sensing and satellite communication "Express-RV" will become parts of the "Sphere".
The concept of The "Sphere" implies that its orbital group in the amount of 640 satellites will be deployed over four years from 2022 to 2026. The deployment may need 25 launch vehicles "Angara-A5".