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Geo-IK-2 N13L (Kosmos 2540)

Rokot / Briz-KM

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Geo-IK-2 N13L (Kosmos 2540)

Type: Earth Science

Geo-IK-2 is a Russian geodesy mission to deliver precise three-dimensional maps of the Earth’s surface and gravitational data for use in scientific studies and military applications. Using GLONASS for accurate positioning data, the 1400kg satellite will operate in a 1000km polar orbit.

Mission patch for Geo-IK-2 N13L (Kosmos 2540)

Location

133/3 (133L)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1659 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

133/3 (133L), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Rocket

Rokot/Briz-KM – Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

Family: Rokot
Length: 29 m
Diameter: 2.5 m
Launch Mass: 107 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 1850 kg

The Rokot/Briz-KM was manufactured by Russian Aerospace Defence Forces with the first launch on . Rokot/Briz-KM has 28 successful launches and 3 failed launches with a total of 31 launches.

Agency

Russian Space Forces

Type: Government
Abbreviation: VKS
Administration: Commander: Aleksandr Golovko
Founded: 1992

Country: RUS

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.

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