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

This is the second in a new generation series of meteorological satellites developed by the Russian Federal Space Agency. The satellite will operate in geostationary orbit and be primarily used for weather forecasting as well as monitoring the oceans and climate change. With a weight of ~1600kg the satellite has an expected lifespan of 10 years.

Launch Window

NET: December 11th 2015 - 13:45 UTC

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

45/1, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan





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