Elektro-L No.1

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.


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.


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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