MVL-300 is named after Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov to honour the 300th year since his birth. The Russian mission will study transient phenomena in the Earthâ€™s upper atmosphere, as well as observing cosmic rays and gamma ray bursts. With a short lifespan of 5 years, the 450kg craft will operate in a 550km Sun-Synchronous orbit.This will mark the first Soyuz mission to launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia
In addition to the switch to digital flight control systems as part of the Soyuz 2.1A, this version utilizes the Volga upper stage.
Progress Rocket Space Centre, formerly known as TsSKB-Progress, is a space science and aerospace research company which is known for manufacturing launch vehicles and satellites. Most notably, Progress Rocket Space Centre is the manufacturer of Soyuz launch vehicles.INFO WIKI