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The launch of spacecraft "Gonets-M" is scheduled March 31
The launch of spacecraft "Gonets-M" is scheduled March 31

March 31 from the Baikonur "Plesetsk" (Arkhangelsk region) it is planned to carry out a group launch of three spacecraft "Gonets-M" Multifunctional system of personal satellite communications "Gonets-1M".

The launch is part of the Federal space program of Russia with the help of the carrier rocket "Rumble" and booster "Briz-KM" and will allow to significantly increase the orbital grouping of the system, including currently 9 SPACECRAFT "Messenger-M" and 1 SC "Gonets-D1".

MSPSS "Gonets-D1M" in a larger part of 12 spacecraft "Gonets-M" on a circular near-polar orbits and 4 regional stations will provide communications (data transmission, telematic communication services, transmission of messages) 200 000 consumers in the country. Sessions are carried out to ground truth the zones KA, the diameter of which is about 5000 km.

"JSC "Satellite system "Gonets" is the operator and operating organization MSPSS "Gonets-D1M".

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Final operations with the space head part (fairing, three SPACECRAFT "Gonets-M" and booster "Briz-KM") of the carrier rocket "Rokot" in the course of preparation for the launch in the Assembly and testing facility at the cosmodrome "Plesetsk"