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Kanopus-V No.3 & Kanopus-V No.4

Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Kanopus-V No.3 & Kanopus-V No.4

Type: Earth Science

Kanopus-V is a series of small remote sensing satellites, dedicated to monitoring manmade and natural emergencies, detecting forest fires and major emissions of atmosphere pollutants. Its other uses are monitoring of agriculture, water and coastal resoures, land use. Each satellite weighs about 500 kg and is placed into sun-synchronous orbit, where it is planned to operate for about 5 years.

Location

Cosmodrome Site 1S

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

7 rockets have launched from Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation.

Cosmodrome Site 1S, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M

Length: 46.3 meters
Diameter: 2.95 meters
First Launch: October 19, 2010

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.

The Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M rocket has been launched a total of 15 times with 14 successful and 1 failed launches.

Agency

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Type: Government
Abbreviation: KhSC
Administration: Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy
Founded: 1916
Launchers: Proton | Rokot

Country: RUS

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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