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