Russia to Launch 40 Satellites in 2021 of March

10 February 2021 Current Affairs:

The Russian Aerospace Industry announced that Russia will launch 40 satellites into orbit from 18 different countries in the world in March 2021.

♦ The satellite will be launched using the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle. It was also learned in November 2020 that the aerospace industry will bomb Soyuz-2.1 on March 20, 2021.
♦ Soyuz 2.1 is a launch vehicle with Fregat boosters. It will be launched together with the Korean compact Advanced Satellite 500 spacecraft named CAS500-1.
♦ Payloads from 18 countries will also be sent to orbit along with Soyuz 2.1 and CAS500-1. However, the list of satellites has not yet been finalized.
♦ The Soyuz 2.1 payload will launch satellites from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, South Korea, UAE, Israel, Thailand, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Hungary, Argentina, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Spain, Tunisia and the United Kingdom.
Soyuz: It is a family of Soviet expendable launch systems. It was developed by OKB-1, and Progress Rocket Space Center was manufactured in Samara, Russia. It launched its first satellite in 1966. So far, it has launched more than 1,700 flights. It is the most commonly used launch vehicle in the world.

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