The source told about the plans to launch communication satellites "Gonets"

Six communication satellites "Gonets-M" is scheduled to launch before the end of 2020, told RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

In February the General Director of company "Messenger" (the operator of the satellite system) Pavel Cherenkov said that the launch of three "Messenger-M" is planned in August-September.

According to him, in both runs, along with "Messenger-M" is supposed to send both Russian and foreign small satellites.

Earlier, the spacecraft "Messenger-M" in orbit rockets "Rokot". After two starts on the rocket "Soyuz-2.1 b" with the Plesetsk launch of satellites "Gonets-M" transferred to the Eastern spaceport.

Global low earth orbit satellite system "Gonets-D1M" is designed for communication and data transfer in remote and inaccessible areas, including the territory of the Extreme North, as well as for industrial, transport and environmental monitoring.

In may 2020 in the materials posted on the website of Roskosmos, reported that the group system "Gonets-D1M" is working part - 11 satellites "Gonets-M", instead of 12 prescribed (for three models in four dimensions). With eight machines already exhausted their guaranteed period.