Soyuz 2.1v/Volga | Kosmos 2542

Russian Space Forces launch of a Soyuz 2.1v/Volga Rocket

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Russian Space Forces was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1v/Volga rocket as part of the Kosmos 2542 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission was on Mon, Nov 25th, 2019, 12:30 PM EST 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/Volga and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Kosmos 2542

This is a military inspector satellite, capable of monitoring other satellites in orbit. Its payload also allows for Earth observation activities.

Location

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

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Rocket

Soyuz 2-1v

The Soyuz-2-1v is a Russian expendable carrier rocket. It was derived from the Soyuz-2.1b, and is a member of the R-7 family of rockets.

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.