Zenit-3F | Elektro-L No.2

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

Launch Status

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.


45/1, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan


Zenit 3F

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.