Under the conditions of informatization of all human activity aspects special role is acquiring the use of space-based systems that can provide globality, operational efficiency and high frequency of receiving and delivering information to consumers. Following new requirements to space systems necessitates creation of multi-satellite (tens and hundreds of spacecraft) groups in orbit, which cannot be realized through the use of spacecraft with a mass between one and several tons, primarily due to purely economic reasons. This results in the need to significantly reduce weight and size of spacecraft.
Author page: Alexander Danilkin
The article examines methodological approach to shaping the Federal Space Program (FSP) in relation to socio-economic problems. According to the authors, the proposed approach can be further extended to all other areas of the FSP, as well as to the state program “Space activities of Russia” as a whole.