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Spektr-R (RadioAstron)

Overview

Destination: Elliptical Orbit
Mission: Astrophysics

Elliptical Orbit 45/1 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

The RadioAstron is an international space Very Long Baseline Interferometry project led by the Astro Space Center of Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow, Russia. The aim of the mission is to use the Spektr-R space telescope to conduct interferometer observations in conjunction with the global ground radio telescope network in order to obtain images, coordinates, motions and evolution of angular structure of different radio emitting objects in the Universe with the extraordinary high angular resolution.

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: 294 Failures: 11 Pending: 11

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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