Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat
Meteor-M №2-1

Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat | Meteor-M №2-1

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) launch of a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat Rocket

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat rocket as part of the Meteor-M №2-1 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Tue, Nov 28th, 2017, 12:41 AM EST from Cosmodrome Site 1S, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation. The status of the launch was Failed. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Meteor-M №2-1

This is the third spacecraft in the Russian Meteor-M series of remote sensing satellites. Weighing about 2900 kg, it is intended to gather hydrometeorological data from sun-synchronous orbit. This includes monitoring ozone layer and radiation levels in the near-Earth space, as well as monitoring ocean surface temperatures and ice conditions.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Cosmodrome Site 1S, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1B

Soyuz-2, GRAU index 14A14, is the collective designation for the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The first-stage boosters and two core stages feature uprated engines with improved injection systems, compared to the previous versions of the Soyuz. Digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to be launched from a fixed launch platform, whereas the launch platforms for earlier Soyuz rockets had to be rotated as the rocket could not perform a roll to change its heading in flight.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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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