Russia Plans to Produce a Batch of Internet and Communication Satellites Next Year
Moscow, October 24 – The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, has announced that the Russian industry is planning to commence the production of a batch of satellites for internet and communication purposes next year. These satellites will join the constellation of satellites designed for internet and communication services.
Roscosmos stated, “We have signed a special agreement for the manufacturing and production of an initial batch of six Skif model satellites, which will orbit at a medium altitude and specialize in providing wide-area internet access.”
The preliminary design project is currently being prepared, with plans to complete it by the next year. Additionally, the production of these satellites is set to begin to coincide with the first anniversary of the launch of the first experimental satellite of the Stik project. Furthermore, in 2026 and 2027, the organization plans to launch two more internet and communication satellites using Soyuz-2.1b rockets.
It is worth noting that the first experimental Skif-D internet satellite was launched on October 22, 2022, from the Vostochny Cosmodrome using a Soyuz-1b rocket, carrying three other Gonets-M satellites.