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Project "Arctic"

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NGO of Lavochkin: the Arctic project can be realized in 2017.
The project of a multi-purpose space based system Arctic can be realized in time, the acting head of NGO of Lavochkin Sergey Lemeshevsky told RIA Novosti.

Earlier a number of media reported that the start of the first spacecraft of the Arctic system will be postponed for 2018.

"We specify the schedule of production today on the Arctic project because NPO Lavochkina in plans has 2017. And we will attentively watch schedules and to analyze. While we didn't ask Roskosmos to postpone this mission, we didn't address" — Lemeshevsky told.

The Arctic satellites will shall provide Roshydromet with data for a weather forecast and carry out environmental control of the environment in the respective region. Roskosmos signed with NGO of Lavochkin the contract for production of the first stage of a multi-purpose space based system Arctic which will provide communication and fixed observation in polar regions and the water area of the Arctic Ocean, in 2012.

The initial time frame of performance of works under the contract was specified as November, 2015. But in connection with numerous changes in the project of the Federal space program for 2016-2025 new date of start of the first device — appeared 2017.


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