Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat | Kanopus-V №5 & Kanopus-V №6

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center launch of a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat Rocket

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat rocket as part of the Kanopus-V №5 & Kanopus-V №6 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Wed, Dec 26th, 2018, 9:07 PM EST from Cosmodrome Site 1S, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Kanopus-V №5 & Kanopus-V №6

Kanopus-V is a series of Russian Earth observation satellites. They are used for real-time monitoring of natural and man-made emergencies, detecting forest fires, monitoring of land and water resources.

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 2.1A

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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