Russia’s next space launch is tentatively scheduled for September 24

According to the Russian satellite news agency on August 23, Russian rocket and space industry sources told the satellite news agency that the date for the first launch of Russian “messenger” low earth orbit communication satellite using “alliance-2.1b” carrier rocket was initially scheduled for September 24. “The three messenger-m satellites planned to be launched on September 24 will replace the satellites whose service life is coming to an end, so as to maintain the normal number of constellations, i.e. a total of 12 satellites, three in each of the four planes,” the source said This will be the latest launch of a Russian launch vehicle. Russian “messenger-d1m” global low earth orbit satellite system is used to provide communication and data transmission in remote and difficult to reach areas, including the Arctic region, as well as industrial, traffic and ecological monitoring.