Tag Archives: Plesetsk

GEO-IT-2 launched !

Today from Plesetsk cosmodrome Roscosmos launched geodetic military satellite GEO-IT-2 (GRAU 14F31) on atop of Rokot with Briz-KM, after two years of delay. Mission was originally postponed from 2014 and finally it was put into flight schedule for 2016. After multiple delays launch was set for June 4, 2016 from Eurockot Pad 3 in Launch…
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Glonass-M delivered to orbit

Russian navigation satellite developed under Glonass system was launched today in the morning from Plesetsk cosmodrome. This mission was planned as second in 2016 launch of satellite from Glonass-M generation. Objective of the mission is to place satellite on 19132 km x 19158 elliptical orbit with inclination at 64.8Ā° to improve capabilities of Glonass system…
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Second launch of Angara still possible in the end of 2016

Sometimes news from Russian space industry are remaining in the opposition to itself; sometimes everything changes pretty fast that news given previously, after few days (or even hours) are totally outdated. Here is example: It is possible that Angara-A5 rocket will be launched in 2016 ! Russian news agency TASS, which recently announced about problems…
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Busy morning in Plesetsk – Russian military satellite launched

Russian Ministry of Defense confirmed that launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome military satelliteĀ at 09:42 GMT on 24 March 2016. It was second launch performed from Plesetsk this year. This military satellite should be considered as highly classified payload - Russian authorities kept it in secret until yesterday. Soyuz-2.1A rose over Plesetsk Cosmodrome with imaging satellite on…
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Rokot is going to be retired, Proton-M next in line !

Roscosmos decided about canceling conversion program of SS-19 ICBM into space launch vehicle Rokot. It seems that next venture based on cooperation between West and Russia is finished. According to TASS news agency, Russian space corporation (former space agency) Roscosmos decided to launch only two more Rokot launch vehicles during following years. In draft document…
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How is the preparation for the launch of Sentinel-3B?

On April 25th, 2018 around 1:57 PM EDT the Russian rocket launch vehicle will be launching the European Sentinel-3B an Earth-observing satellite. The launch will take place at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The level of excitement reached the peak just after the date got announced. The campaign for the launch started a few days back, and…
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Date of first launches of Angara from Vostochny Cosmodrome unveiled

As it is widely known, Roscosmos have had number of problems with finishing launch sites for Angara at their Vostochny Cosmodrome. According to TASS it seems that for the first launches of Angara from latest and most modern cosmodrome in Russia we will wait little longer then it was previously expected. First regular launches of…
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