CRYOSAT

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Planetary Science

Low Earth Orbit 133/3 (133L) Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

CryoSat-1 was launched from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia on October 8, 2005, using a Rockot launcher. (Rockot is a modified SS-19 rocket which was originally an ICBM designed to deliver nuclear weapons, but which Russia is now eliminating in accordance with the START treaties.) According to Mr. Yuri Bakhvalov, First Deputy Director General of the Khrunichev Space Centre, when the automatic command to switch off the second stage engine did not take effect, the second stage continued to operate until it ran out of fuel and as a consequence the planned separation of the third (Breeze-KM) stage of the rocket which carried the CryoSat satellite did not take place, and would thus have remained attached to the second stage. The upper rocket stages, together with the satellite, probably crashed in the Lincoln Sea. Analysis of the error revealed that it was caused by faults in the programming of the rocket, which had not been detected in simulations.

Rokot/Briz-KM

Family: Rokot
Configuration: Briz-KM

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    1
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    29.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.5 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    107 T
  • Thrust
    1870 kN
Family
  • Name
    Rokot/Briz-KM
  • Family
    Rokot
  • Variant
    Briz-KM
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Rokot/Briz-KM
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    1850 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

(VKO)

Successes: 20 Failures: 2 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Government

INFO WIKI

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

133/3 (133L)


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