1243 GMT August 18, 2022
“We plan to launch a Soyuz-2.1b rocket, equipped with a Fregat upper stage, from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on August 9, 2022; it will take the Khayyam remote earth probing spacecraft into orbit under an order of the Islamic Republic of Iran,” the company said, adding that the spacecraft was designed and produced by Roscosmos enterprises, tass.com wrote.
The rocket will also carry 16 smaller spacecraft, designed in various colleges, commercial companies and non-profit organizations.
“We also plan to deliver accompanying Russian small satellites: CubeSX-HSE-2, Monitor-1, UTMN, CYCLOPS, Siren, KAI-1, Kuzbass-300, Skoltech-B1, Skoltech-B2, Polytech Universe-1, Polytech Universe-2, Vizard, Geoscan-Edelweis, MIET-AIS, ISOI and ReshUCube,” the company said.
“Russian spacecraft are designed for scientific and technological research, including development of inter-satellite communications channels, measurement of electromagnetic radiation, remote earth probing and monitoring of ecological situation,” Roscosmos added.
Earlier, a source in the space industry told tass.com that the next Soyuz launch is planned for early August.