Zenit-3F | Spektr-R (RadioAstron)

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 Spektr-R (RadioAstron) mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Sun, Jul 17th, 2011, 10:31 PM EDT 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

Spektr-R (RadioAstron)

The RadioAstron is an international space Very Long Baseline Interferometry project led by the Astro Space Center of Lebedev Physical Institute in Moscow, Russia. The aim of the mission is to use the Spektr-R space telescope to conduct interferometer observations in conjunction with the global ground radio telescope network in order to obtain images, coordinates, motions and evolution of angular structure of different radio emitting objects in the Universe with the extraordinary high angular resolution.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

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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