CSG-1, CHEOPS, & others

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Dedicated Rideshare

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Soyuz Launch Complex Kourou, French Guiana

The COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation satellite (CSG-1) is an Earth observation spacecraft featuring state-of-the-art technologies and engineering solutions, further bolstering Italian leadership in this sector. It's one out of two satellites to replace the first generation COSMO-SkyMed system. This second-generation system, including its ground segment, will set a new performance standard for space-based radar observation systems in terms of precision, image quality and the flexibility of user services. It is a dual (civil/military) system, designed to address the requirements of both commercial and government customers, as well as the scientific community. The COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation satellites are equipped with synthetic aperture radar (SAR), capable of observations under any weather or light conditions, day or night. The Characterising Exoplanet Satellite (CHEOPS) is an ESA mission implemented in partnership – in particular with Switzerland. CHEOPS is the first mission dedicated to studying bright, nearby stars that already are known to host exoplanets in order to make high-precision observations of the planet's size as it passes in front of its host star. The spacecraft will focus on planets in the super-Earth to Neptune size range, with its data enabling the bulk density of the planets to be derived – a first characterization step towards understanding these alien worlds. Flight also includes 3 auxiliary payloads: OPS-SAT, EyeSat, ANGELS. OPS-SAT is the world’s first free-for-use, in-orbit test bed for new software, applications and techniques in satellite control. It enables new software to be tested in orbit. In the first year of operation, OPS-SAT will host over 100 in-flight experiments submitted from many ESA Member States. EyeSat is a 3U CubeSat designed to study the zodiacal light and image the Milky Way. It's fitted with an instrument called IRIS, which is a small space telescope. ANGELS is a 12U CubeSat, and is the French industry’s first nanosatellite. The satellite will be fitted with a miniaturized ARGOS Néo instrument, which is 10-times smaller than the equivalent previous-generation device. The instrument collects and determines the position of low-power signals and messages sent by the 20,000 ARGOS beacons now in service worldwide.

Soyuz 2.1B

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
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    Fregat-M
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz 2.1B Fregat-M
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $48.500.000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3250 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Russian Space Forces

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Aleksandr Golovko Founded: 1992 Successes: 37 Failures: 2 Pending: 13

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.

WIKI

Kourou, French Guiana

Pad: Soyuz Launch Complex


Atlas V 551
Success
1 week ago
AEHF-6
Space Launch Complex 41 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Long March 2
Success
1 week, 3 days ago
Yaogan-30-06
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Soyuz 2.1B
Success
1 week, 5 days ago
OneWeb 3
31/6 - Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
2 weeks, 2 days ago
Starlink 5
Launch Complex 39A - Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

A batch of 60 satellites for Starlink mega-constellation - SpaceX's project for space-based Internet communication system.


Soyuz 2.1B
Success
2 weeks, 3 days ago
Glonass-M No. 60
43/4 (43R) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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Long March 7A
Failure
2 weeks, 4 days ago
Maiden Flight
Wenchang - Wenchang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

This is the first flight of the Long March 7A which is a new configuration of the Long March 7 launch vehicle. The difference is that 7A variant in...


Long March 3
Success
3 weeks, 4 days ago
Beidou-3 G2
Launch Complex 2 (LC-2) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

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Falcon 9 Block 5
Success
3 weeks, 6 days ago
SpX CRS-20
Space Launch Complex 40 - Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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Soyuz 2.1A Fregat-M
Success
1 month, 1 week ago
Meridian-M No.19L
43/3 (43L) - Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Meridian is a series of communications satellite for military and civilian use.


Long March 2D
Success
1 month, 1 week ago
XJS-C, XJS-D, XJS-E, XJS-F
Launch Complex 3 ( LC-3 ) ( LA-1 ) - Xichang Satellite Launch Center, People's Republic of China

These are four experimental satellites which will be used mainly to test some Earth observation technologies.