The state Corporation "Rosatom" announced an open competition for the manufacture and delivery of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2-1B" and the head fairing and the upper stage "Fregat" for launching spacecraft "Messenger-M" №27, №28 and №29.
On 12 September on the official website of the Unified information system in the field of procurement has been posted tender documentation, according to which the contractor shall supply to the customer the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2-1B", fairing and the upper stage "Fregat" before 25 November 2018.
Serial spacecraft "Gonets-M" are used in the composition of the orbital grouping of multifunctional mobile satellite communications "Gonets-D1M" (the operator JSC "Satellite system "Messenger"). The active lifetime of the satellite is 5 years, for one the launch is usually displayed 3 spacecraft.
In December 2015, the State Commission adopted the system in operation. The main purpose of MSPSS "Gonets-D1M" is data transmission and provision of mobile satellite communication services to subscribers globally by using the group of space satellites in low orbits.