Gonets-M30, Gonets-M31, Gonets-M32

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Low Earth Orbit 43/3 (43L) Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Gonets-M are an upgraded version of Gonets satellites, derived from military communications system Strela-3. Gonets-M constellation is tasked with monitoring ecological and industrial objects, providing communication and data transmission services, covering also the remote areas like the Far North region.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 3, 2020, 3:34 a.m.

Rogozin confirms good satellites separation, deployment of solar panels and other structures.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 3, 2020, 1:22 a.m.

Launched per source at NK forums.


Cosmic_Penguin • Dec. 2, 2020, 2:28 p.m.

Updated T-0 per source at NK forums.


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: 286 Failures: 10 Pending: 16

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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Three Russian Gonets communications satellites launched late Wednesday from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, riding a Soyuz rocket and Fregat upper stage into orbit on the second successful Soyuz mission in less than 24 hours.

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Soyuz 2’s 110th mission launches three civilian communication satellites

The Russian Aerospace Forces of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a mission to deliver three Gonets-M communications satellites into a 1,400 km near-polar orbit.

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