Proton 2

Overview

Destination: Low Earth Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Low Earth Orbit 81/23 (81L) Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

The N-4 series of satellites, a.k.a. Proton-1, carried instruments to study super-high energy cosmic particles.

UR-500

Family: Proton
Configuration:

Proton is an expendable launch system used for both commercial and Russian government space launches. The first Proton rocket was launched in 1965.

Specifications
  • Stages
    2
  • Length
    46.28 m
  • Diameter
    4.15 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.15 m
  • Launch Mass
    595 T
  • Thrust
    8847 kN
Family
  • Name
    UR-500
  • Family
    Proton
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    UR-500
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8400 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

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Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy Founded: 1916 Successes: 363 Failures: 32 Pending: 5

Agency Type: Government

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

81/23 (81L)


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