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GRACE

Rokot / Briz-KM

Eurockot Launch Services

Launch Status
Success

Mission

GRACE

Type: Earth Science

The Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment (GRACE) was a joint mission of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Twin satellites took detailed measurements of Earth’s gravity field anomalies from its launch in March 2002 to the end of its science mission in October 2017.

Location

133/3 (133L)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1657 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

Eurockot Launch Services

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ELS

Country: FRA,RUS

Eurockot Launch Services GmbH is a commercial spacecraft launch provider and was founded in 1995. Eurockot uses an expendable launch vehicle called the Rockot to place satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO). Eurockot is jointly owned by ArianeGroup, which holds 51 percent, and by Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center, which holds 49 percent. Eurockot launches from dedicated launch facilities at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

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