Soyuz | Persona (Kosmos 2506)

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces launch of a Soyuz 2.1b Rocket

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b rocket as part of the Persona mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Tue, Jun 23rd, 2015, 12:44 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 2.1b and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Persona

A military reconnaissance satellite will be launched on Tuesday by a Soyuz-2.1b although Russian Defence Ministry has not yet officially confirmed the information. Source: http://tass.ru/en/non-political/802905

Location

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

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1B

Soyuz-2 is 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 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage.

Russian Space Forces

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.