Soyuz-2.1a/Volga | Mikhailo Lomonosov, Aist-2D & SamSat 218

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) launch of a Soyuz 2.1a/Volga Rocket

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1a/Volga rocket as part of the Mikhailo Lomonosov, Aist-2D & SamSat 218 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Wed, Apr 27th, 2016, 10:01 PM EDT from Cosmodrome Site 1S, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1a/Volga and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Mikhailo Lomonosov, Aist-2D & SamSat 218

MVL-300 is named after Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov to honour the 300th year since his birth. The Russian mission will study transient phenomena in the Earth’s upper atmosphere, as well as observing cosmic rays and gamma ray bursts. With a short lifespan of 5 years, the 450kg craft will operate in a 550km Sun-Synchronous orbit.This will mark the first Soyuz mission to launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Cosmodrome Site 1S, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1A/Volga

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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