Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)


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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 233 Failures: 11 Pending: 24

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.


Launch Vehicle


Configuration: 2-1v
Family: Soyuz

Vehicle Specifications

Soyuz 2-1v
GTO: None
LEO: 2850
Length: 44.0 m
Diameter: 3.0 m
Launch Mass: 158k kg
Thurst: None kN

Government/Top Secret

The payload for the Soyuz-2-1v launch is a small reconnaissance satellite developed by VNIIEM and known by the acronym EMKA ("Experimental Small Space Apparatus"). Launch was originally scheduled for October and then slipped to November, December and eventually January due to technical problems with the payload.

Launch Window

NET: March 29th 2018 - 17:38 UTC

Open: March 29th 2018 - 17:38 UTC

Close: March 29th 2018 - 17:38 UTC

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Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia




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