Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Soyuz

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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.

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Launch Vehicle


Soyuz

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
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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

Watch the Launch



Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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


Links


Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwucF4h5v3U

Information

http://russianspaceweb.com/emka.html

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