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Mikhailo Lomonosov, Aist-2D & SamSat 218

Soyuz-2.1a/Volga

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Mikhailo Lomonosov, Aist-2D & SamSat 218

Type: Earth Science

MVL-300 is named after Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov to honour the 300th year since his birth. The Russian mission will study transient phenomena in the Earth’s upper atmosphere, as well as observing cosmic rays and gamma ray bursts. With a short lifespan of 5 years, the 450kg craft will operate in a 550km Sun-Synchronous orbit.This will mark the first Soyuz mission to launch from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia

Location

Cosmodrome Site 1S

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

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

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

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1a Volga – Progress Rocket Space Center

Family: Soyuz
Length: 19.6 m
Diameter: 2.68 m

The Soyuz 2.1a Volga was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 2004-11-08. Soyuz 2.1a Volga has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. In addition to the switch to digital flight control systems as part of the Soyuz 2.1A, this version utilizes the Volga upper stage.

Agency

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Type: Government
Abbreviation: RFSA
Administration: Administrator: Yuri Borisov
Founded: 1992
Launchers: Soyuz
Spacecraft: Soyuz
Country: RUS

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.

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