Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Soyuz 2.1B

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 234 Failures: 11 Pending: 23

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 2.1B

Configuration:
Family: Soyuz

Vehicle Specifications


Soyuz 2.1B
GTO: 3250
LEO: 8200
Length: 46.3 m
Diameter: 2.95 m
Launch Mass: 312k kg
Thurst: None kN
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Earth Science


This is the third satellite in the Resurs-P series of Earth observation satellites launched by the Russian government to replace the Resurs-DK 1 satellite. The satellite is capable of capturing images with a resolution of 3m per pixel in colour mode and as low as 1m in its panchromatic mode. The images provided will be used for the Russian ministries of Agriculture and Fishing, Meteorology, Transportation, Defence, and Natural Resources.

Launch Window


NET: March 13th 2016 - 18:56 UTC

Open: March 13th 2016 - 18:56 UTC

Close: March 13th 2016 - 18:56 UTC

Watch the Launch



Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan


Links


Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKUb1JS5VeY

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