Zenit-3F | Elektro-L No.1

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 Elektro-L No.1 mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Thu, Jan 20th, 2011, 7:29 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.

Mission

Elektro-L No.1

Elektro-L is a series of meteorological satellites developed for the Russian Federal Space Agency by NPO Lavochkin. Electro-L №1 was the first of the series and became the first Russian weather satellite that successfully operates in geostationary orbit. It is designed to capture real-time images of clouds and the Earth’s underlying surface, heliogeophysical measurements, collection and translating hydrometeorological and service data.

Location

45/1, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

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.

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