History of small space vehicle progress and development at Plesetsk cosmodrome. Current problems of further development

Abstract


A historical survey of small space vehicle progress and development at Plesetsk cosmodrome has been carried out. Its leading role in the creation of multielement low-orbit groups intended primarily for military purposes is isolated. A justified conclusion has been made that the tendency to use small space vehicles as part of multicomponent low-orbit groups is obvious for such areas as space communication, remote Earth sounding, scientific research and developing technologies. The main properties of a space supersystem are formulated and major promising developments in such areas as departmental satellite communication systems, space systems of optoelectronic, radioengineering and radar reconnaissance, ecological monitoring and geodesy are specified.


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V. V. Korotkov

Plesetsk Cosmodrome

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Email: viner@atnet.ru

Russian Federation

A. V. Vinogradov

Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Email: viner@atnet.ru

Russian Federation

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