Soyuz 2.1v | VNIIEM EMKA (Kosmos 2525)

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation launch of a Soyuz 2.1v Rocket

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Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1v rocket as part of the VNIIEM EMKA (Kosmos-2525) mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Thu, Mar 29th, 2018, 1:38 PM EDT from 43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1v and experience the excitement for yourself.


VNIIEM EMKA (Kosmos-2525)

The payload for the Soyuz-2-1v launch is a small reconnaissance satellite developed by VNIIEM and known by the acronym EMKA ("Experimental Small Space Apparatus"). Launch was originally scheduled for October and then slipped to November, December and eventually January due to technical problems with the payload.


43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Russian Aerospace Defence Forces



Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
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