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Araks-N 2

Proton-K/17S40

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Araks-N 2

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

This was the second launch of the Arkon-1 electro-optical reconnaissance. The 17S40 Blok DM5 upper stage and satellite were placed by the Proton into a parking orbit. The DM then made two burns to place the satellite in its 1500 x 1836 km x 64.4 deg operational orbit.

Location


81/24 (81P)

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

81/24 (81P) has witnessed the launch of 92 rockets, including 92 orbital launch attempts, while Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan, has been the site for 1545 rocket launches.

81/24 (81P)

Rocket


Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center Proton-K/17S40

The Proton-K was a Russian, previously Soviet, carrier rocket derived from the earlier Proton. It was built by Khrunichev, and launched from sites 81 and 200 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Proton-K/17S40

Agency


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.

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center
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