Mikhailo Lomonosov, Aist-2D & SamSat 218

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Cosmodrome Site 1S Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

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 Earth’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

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Космодром Восточный. Пуск РКН Союз-2.1а.

28 апреля 2016 года в 5:01 мск с первого гражданского космодрома России - космодрома Восточный - проведен первый пуск ракеты-носителя «Союз-2.1а» с космическ...

Soyuz 2.1A/Volga

Family: Soyuz
Configuration: Volga

In addition to the switch to digital flight control systems as part of the Soyuz 2.1A, this version utilizes the Volga upper stage.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    19.6 m
  • Diameter
    2.68 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    4149 kN
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz 2.1A/Volga
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    Volga
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz 2.1A Volga
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$80M
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 338 Failures: 24 Pending: 21

Agency Type: Government

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.

INFO WIKI

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Pad: Cosmodrome Site 1S


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