Soyuz 2.1b
Resurs-P No.3

Soyuz 2.1b | Resurs-P No.3

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

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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b rocket as part of the Resurs-P No.3 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Sun, Mar 13th, 2016, 2:56 PM EDT from 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success with a 0% chance for favorable weather conditions. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1b and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Resurs-P No.3

This is the third satellite in the Resurs-P series of Earth observation satellites launched by the Russian government to replace the Resurs-DK 1 satellite. The satellite is capable of capturing images with a resolution of 3m per pixel in colour mode and as low as 1m in its panchromatic mode. The images provided will be used for the Russian ministries of Agriculture and Fishing, Meteorology, Transportation, Defence, and Natural Resources.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1B

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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