Soyuz 2.1a
Bars-M No. 3

Soyuz 2.1a | Bars-M No. 3

Russian Space Forces launch of a Soyuz 2.1a Rocket

TBD

Russian Space Forces is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1a rocket as part of the Bars-M No. 3 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission is on Mon, Dec 30th, 2019, 7:00 PM EST from 43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Mission

Bars-M No. 3

Bars-M is the second incarnation of the Bars project, which was started in the mid 1990ies to develop a successor for the Komtea class of area surveillance satellites. The original Bars project was halted in the early 2000s. In 2007, TsSKB-Progress was contracted for Bars-M, for which reportedly the Yantar-based service module was replaced by a new developed advanced service module. The Bars-M satellites feature an electro-optical camera system called Karat, which is developed and built by the Leningrad Optical Mechanical Association (LOMO), and a dual laser altimeter instrument to deliver topographic imagery, stereo images, altimeter data and high-resolution images with a ground resolution around 1 meter.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

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

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1A

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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