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Arktika-M No.1

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Elliptical Orbit 31/6 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Arktika-M ("Arctic-M") is a series of Earh observation satellites which will gather meteorological and hydrological data on polar region. Arktika-M satellites will also provide communication services for the region.

Updates

SwGustav • Feb. 28, 2021, 9:44 a.m.

Launch success confirmed


spacevogel • Feb. 26, 2021, 5:51 p.m.

T-0 officially confirmed as 06:55 UTC.


spacevogel • Feb. 25, 2021, 7:16 a.m.

Launch is planned for Feb 28. Launch window added per NOTAMs SCIZ R0024/21 and NZZO B1068/21


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M

Family: Soyuz
Configuration: Fregat-M

Soyuz-2, GRAU index 14A14, is the collective designation for 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 first-stage boosters and two core stages feature uprated engines with improved injection systems, compared to the previous versions of the Soyuz. Digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to be launched from a fixed launch platform, whereas the launch platforms for earlier Soyuz rockets had to be rotated as the rocket could not perform a roll to change its heading in flight.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    46.3 m
  • Diameter
    10.3 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.11 m
  • Launch Mass
    313 T
  • Thrust
    4150 kN
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    Fregat-M
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz 2.1b Fregat-M
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $48500000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3250 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

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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