To deploy the domestic "Sphere" will need 148 missiles

To deploy the orbital grouping of the "Sphere" system - the domestic analogue of the American Starlink and the British OneWeb, 148 missile launches of various classes will be required. This is stated in the preliminary launch program, which was presented by Roscosmos in Skolkovo at the end of last year.

Recall that the Russian "Sphere" is a project of a global satellite communications system, which aims to become a direct competitor to foreign Starlink and OneWeb. According to the plan, its orbital constellation by 2030 will consist of 638 vehicles. Of these, 334 are small communication satellites, 249 are remote sensing devices and 55 are navigation satellites.

In the future, the Sphere should include already existing projects: GLONASS, Messenger and Express, as well as new ones: Express-RV, Marathon, Luch, Skif and Ether ". Users of the system will gain access to telephone services and the global network, including communication services for the Internet of things, monitoring vehicles and drones.

The Roskosmos specified that to launch all the satellites of the domestic communication system into orbit, it would be necessary to launch: 24 heavy Angara-A5 LVs, 88 medium Soyuz-2.1b LVs, as well as 36 light Angara-1.2 carriers. At the same time, all of the aforementioned missiles will not be manufactured using budget funds that were laid down in the Federal Target Program “Sphere”. However, nothing is said about who will pay for the “banquet”.
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  1. T. Henks Offline T. Henks
    T. Henks (Igor) 20 January 2020 16: 59
    And the padishah will not be, and the donkey will die. Trampoline burns and burns ....
  2. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 20 January 2020 20: 52
    What distinguished the Primakov-Maslyukov government from all other governments? PROGRAM. The government had a clear plan on what needs to be done in a certain amount of time! True, Primakov was more modest and did not plan ahead for 10 years. It bothers me that it’s not on budgetary funds. Now capitalism, and whoever pays is the master. And who are our OWNERS then and for whom is this SPHERE?
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 22 January 2020 11: 30
      We need to pay much more attention and work more closely with our fuel and energy monopolists and with those citizens who are on our Forbes list of billionaires, in addition to huge palaces, expensive yachts and planes, let them invest their money in the domestic economy without fail. whoever, despite the proposal for investment in the Russian economy, will ignore it, continue to bring them to offshore and the Western economy, then for these it is necessary to create conditions so that business in Russia does not become for them profitable, it’s time to change the attitude towards your country, all money earned in Russia should remain in Russia and work for the Russian economy, and not be withdrawn abroad.
  3. Anchonsha Offline Anchonsha
    Anchonsha (Anchonsha) 21 January 2020 21: 17
    Such ambitious tasks require an excellent economy in Russia. God grant that the new government at least somehow moved our economy towards reformatting, strengthened the HEIs of the countries to create specialists and develop science and education of the population. In addition, there is a need for greater involvement of individuals in space programs and investments. Then it will be possible to hope that the Federal Sphere program will be implemented.
  4. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 22 January 2020 08: 50
    148 missile launches of various classes will be required.

    - that is, never ....