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CAS500-1 & rideshare

Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M

GK Launch Services

Launch Status
Success

Mission

CAS500-1 & rideshare

Type: Earth Science
Launch Cost: $80,000,000

CAS500-1 is the first of two South Korean Earth observation satellites. These spacecraft feature the AEISS-C imaging system with a ground resolution of 0.5 m in panchromatic mode and 2 m in color mode.

More than a dozen other satellites are included as secondary payloads, among them being the first spacecraft by the Catalan Space Agency.

Mission patch for CAS500-1 & rideshare

Location

31/6

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1536 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1a Fregat-M – Progress Rocket Space Center

Family: Soyuz
Length: 46.3 m
Diameter: 2.95 m
Launch Mass: 312 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 7020 kg

The Soyuz 2.1a Fregat-M was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 2010-10-19. Soyuz 2.1a Fregat-M has 16 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 17 launches. The 2.1a version includes conversion from analog to digital flight control system and uprated engines on the booster and the first stage with improved injection systems. The new digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to launch from a fixed rather than angled launch platform and adjust its heading in flight. A digital control system also enables the launch of larger commercial satellites with wider and longer payload fairings such as the ST-type fairing. These fairings introduce too much aerodynamic instability for the old analog system to handle.

Agency

GK Launch Services

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: GKLS
Administration: CEO: Alexander V. Serkin
Founded: 2017

Country: RUS

GK Launch Services is a company established by Glavkosmos (a subsidiary of Roscosmos State Space Corporation) and International Space Company Kosmotras. GK Launch Services is an operator of Soyuz-2 commercial launches from the Russian spaceports.

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Aaron Gosnell
Aaron Gosnell
1 year ago

I hope all goes well for this mission.