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SimSat 1 & 2

Rokot / Briz-KM

Eurockot Launch Services

Launch Status
Success

Mission


SimSat 1 & 2

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit

The SimSat (Simulated Satellite) payloads were dynamic mass models representing Iridium satellites. They were used on the first Rokot-KM launch to test the dynamics of the Iridium launch dispenser and the new Briz-KM upper stage.

Location


133/3 (133L)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

133/3 (133L) has witnessed the launch of 159 rockets, including 159 orbital launch attempts, while Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation, has been the site for 1666 rocket launches.

133/3 (133L)

Rocket


Russian Aerospace Defence Forces Rokot/Briz-KM

Rokot/Briz-KM

Agency


Eurockot Launch Services

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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