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Sentinel-3A

Rokot / Briz-KM

Eurockot Launch Services

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Sentinel-3A

Type: Earth Science

Sentinel-3A is the first in a pair of earth observation satellites developed by ESA to provide near real time data for the GMES Program. Sentinel-3A contains a temperature scanner, colour instrument and altimeter for monitoring the sea and land. The satellite focuses on providing accurate data about the oceans and in addition also provides information about wildfires and vegetation.

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

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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