Lotos-S1

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

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

Lotos-S1 spacecraft is a part of the Liana constellation, designed for orbital electronic intelligence.

Launch Infographic

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Updates

spacevogel • Feb. 2, 2021, 9:26 p.m.

Satellite was successfully delivered into orbit.


spacevogel • Feb. 2, 2021, 8:47 p.m.

Launch in in flight!


Cosmic_Penguin • Feb. 1, 2021, 5:30 a.m.

Added launch time (NOTAMs also out).


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
    $US$80 million (Arianespace)
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3250 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    4900 kg

Russian Space Forces

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Aleksandr Golovko Founded: 1992 Successes: 42 Failures: 2 Pending: 12

Agency Type: Government

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.

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