Tag Archives: Rokot

Next launch of the Rokot launch vehicle postponed

Launch of three Gonets satellites planned for the mid-2016 was postponed by Roscosmos to end of the year. It seems that one from two additional launches of Rokot launch vehicle contracted and announced in February by Roscosmos will be postponed to the end of 2016. Second launch, which was planned for 2018, probably will be…
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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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Cutting costs with retired ICBM – new idea from US Air Force

As far as utilization of retired from service Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles, American law is far more restrictive than Russian. General John E. Hyten considers it as a thing to be changed in future. Using retired ICBM missiles for civilian purposes in commercial market is widely used opportunity in Russia. Due the obvious reasons, missiles utilized…
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Sentinel-3A launched !

Sentinel-3A, observation satellite devoted to ocean and weather monitoring program was launched successfuly on yesterday evening. Launch was performed from Plesetsk cosmodrome in Russia, from launch site 133/3 exactly forty seconds later then it was planned. At 17:57:40 GMT on 16 February 2016 Rokot rocket took off from Plesetsk. Targeted orbit for Sentinel-3A is characterized with…
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Sentinel-3A launch today !

Planned for today launch of the European Observation satellite Sentinel-3A, part of the Copernicus program, will be performed according to schedule at 17:57 GMT from launch site 133/3 in Plesetsk cosmodrome. Sentinel-3A is part of, being still under development, European program for creating constellation of observation satellites. It was designed by Thales Alenia Space with utilization…
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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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Beginner’s luck will be enough ? – the 6th Vega mission planned on 27th November 01:23 2015

ESA planned launch of Vega rocket with LISA Pathfinder atop from launch pad ELV in French Guiana. European Space Agency is going to continue tests before finishing eLISA (Evolved Laser Interferometer Space Antenna) program in 2034. This time Lisa Pathfinder, technology demonstrator built by Airbus Defense and Space will provide necessary data for measuring gravitational waves. Launched on…
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European eyes see better- Rokot launch with Sentinel-3A atop planned for January 2016

ESA weather satellite Sentinel-3A will be launched from launch site 133 in Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia.  European earth observation program called Copernicus, is reaching another point in the development. ESA planned launching next satellite in the cooperation with Eurockot joint-venture Company on January 2016 after postponing from December 2015. Sentinel-3A was designed by Thales-Alenia Space specially for weather forecasting…
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Sentinel-5P delivered to orbit after 27th flight of Rockot

Rockot launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 133/3 delivered to orbit ESA Sentinel-5P remote sensing satellite. Another launch of satellite operating under Copernicus ESA's Earth observation program. Sentinel-5P is sixth Sentinel spacecraft launched in the history of Copernicus program and second after Sentinel-2B launched in 2017. Sentinel-5P was built by Astrium as prime contractor. Satellite will…
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