Russia plans to double fleet of civilian satellites by 2020

Russia plans to double fleet of civilian satellites by 2020

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Russia: There will be 113 economic and scientific satellites in the Russian orbital fleet by 2020, head of the Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) Vladimir Popovkin said. Currently there are 60 satellites having social, economic and scientific purposes are operating in the orbit. “In two years there should be 95 of them and 113 in 2020,” he added. Russia should be getting everything it needs from its own satellites. “Today we meet only one fifth of the demand of customers for images taken from space. And that is thanks to Canopus-V launched last year,” Popovkin said.

Source: RBTH