The implementation of the space project “Arctic” is delayed again. It is reported by the newspaper “Izvestia”, with reference to information obtained from sources associated with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation.
“Arctic” – a project of a multi-purpose space system. It should ensure communication and constant monitoring in the polar regions and the Arctic Ocean.
Initially, the launch of the first satellite of the new system is planned for 2015. But then the date was pushed back – as the estimated date of dispatch spacecraft into orbit called 2017 th
It has now been reported, the launch will be carried out not earlier than 2018. The reason for delaying the next – unavailability of onboard instruments
“ Roscosmos informed us that in 2017 the first device” Arctic “will be launched into orbit, as it is not ready avionics. We were assured that in 2018 will be able to start to implement what we have, I confess, very much hope “, – said the source of” Izvestia “.