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Bion-M No. 2

Soyuz 2.1a

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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Mission


Bion-M No. 2

  • Type: Biology
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $80,000,000

Bion-M is the next generation of Russian biological research satellites. While retaining the Vostok/Zenit-derived reentry module of the earlier Bion, the propulsion module has been replace by a Yantar type module, which provides maneuvering capabilities and longer mission support. The mission duration has been increased to up to 6 months by using solar cells for energy generation. The weight of scientific equipment has been increased by 100 kilograms.

Location


31/6

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

31/6 has witnessed the launch of 415 rockets, including 415 orbital launch attempts, while Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan, has been the site for 1548 rocket launches.

31/6

Rocket


Progress Rocket Space Center Soyuz 2.1a

The Soyuz 2.1A converted the flight control system from analog to digital, which allowed launch from fixed platforms. It also allowed big fairings and payloads.
It is currently used for crewed Soyuz and Progress flights to the ISS.

Soyuz 2.1a

Agency


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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