Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

Zenit 3F

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Director: Alexander Degtyarev Founded: 1951 Successes: 22 Failures: 2 Pending: 1

Yuzhnoye Design Office, located in Dnipro, Ukraine, is a designer of satellites and rockets, and formerly of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) established by Mikhail Yangel in 1951. The Zenit launch vehicle currently launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome but also used to launch from an ocean platform, Odyssey.


Launch Vehicle

Zenit 3F

Family: Zenith

Earth Science

Elektro-L is a series of meteorological satellites developed for the Russian Federal Space Agency by NPO Lavochkin. Electro-L №1 was the first of the series and became the first Russian weather satellite that successfully operates in geostationary orbit. It is designed to capture real-time images of clouds and the Earth’s underlying surface, heliogeophysical measurements, collection and translating hydrometeorological and service data.

Launch Window

NET: January 20th 2011 - 12:29 UTC

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

45/1, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan





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