Elektro-L No.2

Zenit-3F | Elektro-L No.2

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) launch of a Zenit 3F Rocket

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) was scheduled to launch a Zenit 3F rocket as part of the Electro-L No.2 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Fri, Dec 11th, 2015, 8:45 AM EST from 45/1, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Zenit 3F and experience the excitement for yourself.


Electro-L No.2

This is the second in a new generation series of meteorological satellites developed by the Russian Federal Space Agency. The satellite will operate in geostationary orbit and be primarily used for weather forecasting as well as monitoring the oceans and climate change. With a weight of ~1600kg the satellite has an expected lifespan of 10 years.

Elektro-L No.2

Elektro-L is a series of meteorological satellites developed for the Russian Federal Space Agency by NPO Lavochkin. They are designed to capture real-time images of clouds and the Earth’s underlying surface, heliogeophysical measurements, collection and translating hydrometeorological and service data.


Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

45/1, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan


Zenit 3F

Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

Yuzhnoye Design Office, located in Dnipro, Ukraine, is a designer of satellites and rockets, and formerly of Soviet intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) established by Mikhail Yangel in 1951. The Zenit launch vehicle currently launches from Baikonur Cosmodrome but also used to launch from an ocean platform, Odyssey.

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