Russia 1.5 times will increase the number of launches of the manned Soyuz to the ISS

Россия в 1,5 раза увеличит число пусков пилотируемых «Союзов» к МКС

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Russia plans 2021-2023 years to launch to the International space station three manned spacecraft “Soyuz” a year, one more than in 2020, the materials at the disposal of RIA Novosti.

From 2001 to 2008, ISS was conducted in two runs of “Unions” every year from 2009 to 2019 — four. In 2020 is planned to launch two manned, one of which has already been done on 9 April.

From materials follows that in 2021, their launches are scheduled in April, September and December (the “Soyuz MS-18”, -19 and -20) in 2022 — in March, September and October (“Union of the MS-21” -22 and -23), in 2023 — in March, June and September (“Union MS-24”, -25 and -26).

Other materials, appeared previously at the disposal of RIA Novosti, was that two space tourists who will fly to the ISS under a contract with the American company Space Adventures on the ship “Soyuz MS-20” in December 2021, will first meet in orbit New year.

In February 2019, Roskosmos and Space Adventures have signed a contract. It was reported that the enterprise “Roscosmos” has already begun for the creation of spacecraft “Soyuz MS” and the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a”.

Other materials RIA Novosti news Agency became known, that from October 2022 to April 2023 to the ISS is expected to semi-annual commercial flight of spacecraft “Soyuz MS-23” with the Russian commander and two crew members.

In the materials was not specified, who will accompany Russian cosmonaut. However, earlier it was reported about the negotiations, “Roscosmos” with the UAE on the Arab semi-annual flight astronaut on the ISS. In 2019 at the station “Union” briefly flew the first cosmonaut of the UAE Hazza al Mansouri.

In the years 2001-2009 on the “Unions” contract with Space Adventures to the ISS was delivered of seven tourists, including two American Charles Simonyi.

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