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Russia Plans Three Dozen Space Launches in 2015

Will orbit 49 different satellites

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MOSCOW, December 31 (TASS) - Russia plans to conduct around thirty launches of space carrier rockets from different spaceports in 2015, a source in the spacerocket industry told TASS.

According to preliminary plans for 2015, Russia will conduct 12 Proton-M launches, 4 Soyuz-FG launches, 3 Soyuz-2.1a launches.

 Two launches are planned for each of the following: the Dnepr lrocket, Soyuz-U, Soyuz-2.1b and the Rokot rocket.

One launch is planned for the Soyuz-2.1v and the Zenit rocket.

The launches will be conducted from three spaceports: the Baikonur cosmodrome (23 launches) in Kazakhstan and Russia's Plesetsk (4 launches) and Dombarovsky (2 launches) spaceports.

A total of 49 space vehicles are to be orbited by those carrier rockets, the source noted.

At the Baikonur Cosmodrome
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