EarlyBird

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Low Earth Orbit 5 Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

EarlyBird 1, a remote sensing satellite built by CTA Space Systems (now part of Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)) for EarthWatch, Inc., was to provide high resolution commercial imagery. EarthWatch planed to offer black-and-white images with a resolution as high as 3 meters per pixel, and color images with a resolution of 15 meters per pixel. The imaging sensor was derived from NASA's cancelled Clark satellite.

Start-1

Family: Start
Configuration: 1

Start-1 is a Russian satellite launch vehicle based on the RT-2PM Topol, a Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile developed by Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    22.7 m
  • Diameter
    1.61 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    1.61 m
  • Launch Mass
    47 T
  • Thrust
    887 kN
Family
  • Name
    Start-1
  • Family
    Start
  • Variant
    1
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Start-1
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $$9M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    632 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology

Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology

(MITT)

Successes: 6 Failures: 1 Pending: 0

Agency Type: Commercial

Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology is a Russian (formerly Soviet) engineering and scientific research institute founded on May 13, 1946. The institute is located in the Otradnoye District in the north of Moscow. Previously, it was primarily focused on developing ballistic missiles and rockets to increase the nation's strategic deterrent capability. Today it is also involved in civilian projects and has modified some of its intercontinental ballistic missiles into launch vehicles to be used for satellites.

WIKI

Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

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