Upcoming Launch Opportunities for Small Satellites in Russia

August 2020

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According to a presentation that was given on the 23rd of July 2020 by Yuri Urlichich (First Deputy of Roskomos General Director), Russia is planning to build an ultralight launch vehicle by 2024. Such a rocket will be used to launch small and ultra-small communication and observation satellites. According to the presentation, prototypes of a small and ultra-small communication spacecraft “Marathon” and surveillance devices should be ready by 2024, as well as optical and radar payloads for ultra-small monitoring devices by 2026.

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