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Russia to carry out around 30 non-military space launches in 2021

Russia is going to carry out around 30 civilian and commercial space launches in 2021, a source in space and rocket industry told Sputnik

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is going to carry out around 30 civilian and commercial launches in 2021, a source in and rocket industry told Sputnik.

"In 2021, about 30 Russian launches as part of the Federal Space Program and commercial projects are expected," the source said.

The source added that the launches would be carried out from the cosmodromes of Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny, as well as from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.

Last year, carried out 17 space launches: seven from Baikonur, seven from Plesetsk, two from Kourou and one more from Vostochny. The United States and China conducted more space launches than in 2020.

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First Published: Sat, January 02 2021. 09:11 IST