Rokot / Briz-KM
Geo-IK-2 №12L (Kosmos 2517)

Rokot / Briz-KM | Geo-IK-2 №12L (Kosmos 2517)

Russian Space Forces launch of a Rokot / Briz-KM Rocket

Watch Launch Video 1   |   Video 2   |   Video 3

Russian Space Forces was scheduled to launch a Rokot / Briz-KM rocket as part of the Geo-IK-2 №12L (Kosmos 2517) mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Sat, Jun 4th, 2016, 9:45 AM EDT from 133/3 (133L), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Rokot / Briz-KM and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Geo-IK-2 №12L (Kosmos 2517)

Geo-IK-2 will conduct high precision geodesic measurements to improve our understanding and models of the earth. Using GLONASS for accurate positioning data, the 1400kg satellite will operate in a 1000km polar orbit.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

133/3 (133L), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Rocket

Rokot / Briz-KM

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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