Kosmos 2568 (EO MKA-4)

Overview

Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Sun-Synchronous Orbit 43/4 (43R) Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Note: Payload identity uncertain. Russian reconnaissance satellite of unknown purposes, possibly in the same series as Kosmos 2551, 2555 and 2560.

Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • March 29, 2023, 11:07 p.m.

Launch success.


Cosmic_Penguin • March 29, 2023, 8:19 p.m.

Liftoff confirmed.


Cosmic_Penguin • March 21, 2023, 4:17 p.m.

Moved launch period to one as indicated by another NOTAM; March 23 one is for another launch.


Soyuz 2-1v

Family: Soyuz
Configuration: Volga

The Soyuz-2-1v is a Russian expendable carrier rocket. It was derived from the Soyuz-2.1b, and is a member of the R-7 family of rockets.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    44.0 m
  • Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    3.0 m
  • Launch Mass
    158 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz 2-1v
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    Volga
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz 2-1v Volga
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    2850 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • 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.

INFO WIKI

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

43/4 (43R)


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