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Electro-L No.2

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Geostationary Transfer Orbit 45/1 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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.

Zenit 3F

Family: Zenith
Configuration:

Specifications
  • Stages
    1
  • Length
    4.6 m
  • Diameter
    0.42 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
  • Thrust
    45 kN
Family
  • Name
    Zenit 3F
  • Family
    Zenith
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Zenit
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Administrator: Yuri Borisov Founded: 1992 Successes: 311 Failures: 11 Pending: 9

Agency Type: Government

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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