Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Soyuz 2.1A/Volga

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 364 Failures: 11 Pending: 28

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 2.1A/Volga

Configuration: Volga
Family: Soyuz

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Earth Science


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

Launch Window


NET: April 28th 2016 - 02:01 UTC

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Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Cosmodrome Site 1S, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation