Remove Ads

GVM Oblik

Soyuz 2.1a

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission


GVM Oblik

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Low Earth Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $80,000,000

Oblik-Dummy was Zenit-8 (Oblik) spy sat, which has been in storage long beyond its service live and was converted to an instrumented dummy payload for the maiden launch of the new Soyuz-2-1a launch vehicle. The photographic equipment was removed and the vehicle was fitted with vibration and thermal sensors designed to measure the launch environment of the new launch vehicle.

Location


43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

43/4 (43R) has witnessed the launch of 318 rockets, including 318 orbital launch attempts, while Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation, has been the site for 1666 rocket launches.

43/4 (43R)

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 Space Forces

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.

Russian Space Forces
Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments