Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat
Glonass-M No. 53 (Kosmos 2516)

Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat | Glonass-M No. 53 (Kosmos 2516)

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-M No. 53 (Kosmos 2516) mission. The launch window for the Navigation mission was on Sun, May 29th, 2016, 4:44 AM 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-M No. 53 (Kosmos 2516)

Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used 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 weighs 1415 kg, is equipped with 12 L-band antennas, and has an operational lifetime of 7 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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