Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat
Glonass-K1 (Kosmos 2471)

Russian Space Forces launch of a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat Rocket

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Russian Space Forces was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat rocket as part of the Glonass-K1 (Kosmos 2471) mission. The launch window for the Navigation mission was on Fri, Feb 25th, 2011, 10:07 PM from 43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat and experience the excitement for yourself.


Mission

Glonass-K1 (Kosmos 2471)

Glonass-K are the third generation of satellite design for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite is unpressurized and weighs 935 kg, and has an operational lifetime of 10 years.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat

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