Note: Payload identity and Cosmos series number uncertain. The Razdan satellite is reportedly a new electro-optical reconnaissance satellite designed as a successor to the Persona (Kvarts) satellites. Reportedly Razdan will feature a significant improvement over the capabilities of its predecessors, including a new high-speed secure radio channel. Razdan features a LOMO-built optical system. The third satellite will be the first to carry a new 2 meter mirror optics that will be built by the Zverev factory in Krasnogorsk.
Soyuz-2 is the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second 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