Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat | Kanopus-V-IK

Land Launch launch of a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M Rocket

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Land Launch is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M rocket as part of the Kanopus-V-IK mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission is on Fri, Jul 14th, 2017, 2:36 AM EDT from 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch is . Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Kanopus-V-IK

Kanopus-V-IK is a small Russian remote sensing satellite for monitoring wildfires. Weighing about 473 kg, it is intended for 5 years of operation in a 510 km sun-synchronous orbit.

Planet Flock 2k

Flock-2k represents the eleventh Flock of Dove Earth-Observation CubeSats to reach the launch pad for San Francisco-based imaging company Planet. The company has been operating Dove satellites since early 2014 for the acquisition of Earth imagery at rapid revisit time by deploying a large constellation of satellites to orbit.

Location

31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1A

The 2.1a version includes conversion from analog to digital flight control system and uprated engines on the booster and the first stage with improved injection systems. The new digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to launch from a fixed rather than angled launch platform and adjust its heading in flight. A digital control system also enables the launch of larger commercial satellites with wider and longer payload fairings such as the ST-type fairing. These fairings introduce too much aerodynamic instability for the old analog system to handle.

Russian Space Forces
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