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Razdan No. 1?

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Polar Orbit 43/4 (43R) Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 26, 2023, 4:05 a.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 25, 2023, 11:18 p.m.

Liftoff.


Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 23, 2023, 6:42 a.m.

NET November 25.


Soyuz 2.1b

Family: Soyuz
Configuration:

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.

Specifications
  • Minimum Stage
    2
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    46.3 m
  • Diameter
    2.95 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    312 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz 2.1b
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz 2.1b
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $80000000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3250 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    4900 kg

Progress Rocket Space Center

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Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 44 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

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.

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Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

43/4 (43R)


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