Russia’s SP Korolev Rocket and Space Corporation Energia plans to launch four manned spacecraft and six cargo spaceships in 2010.

Four Soyuz-TMA space capsules and six Progress cargo ships to the International Space Station (ISS) are due for lift-off within the year.

Energia intends to continue work on the development of a multipurpose laboratory module that will be integrated with the ISS in 2012.

The Russian manufacturer also aims to perform four launches using DM upper stages for placing the spacecraft into near-earth orbits under the state and international programmes.