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Glonass-K1 No. 16 (Kosmos 2557)

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Glonass-K1 No. 16 (Kosmos 2557)

Type: Navigation
Launch Cost: $80,000,000

Glonass-K are the third generation of satellite design for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite is unpressurized and weighs 935 kg, and has an operational lifetime of 10 years.

Mission patch for Glonass-K1 No. 16 (Kosmos 2557)

Location

43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1653 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Agency

Russian Space Forces

Type: Government
Abbreviation: VKS
Administration: Aleksandr Golovko
Founded: 1992

Country: RUS

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.

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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

These old clunckers still flying and do they have the spare parts .?

RWB
RWB
Reply to  Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

They might be old clunkers, but they’re still the operational rocket with the best success and safety record, and there is no spare parts issue. SpaceX will likely change that, with the Falcon 9, but they have a long way to go before attaining to the sheer number of launches… Read more »

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  RWB
1 month ago

Thanks RWB interesting to hear there is no spare part issues at present due to the war situation. The retrofitted Soyuz are more reliable and fuel effficient guess if the spacecraft works why improve further time will tell.

Rachel
Rachel
1 month ago

Ok

Rachel
Rachel
1 month ago

I’m going on the rocket

Last edited 1 month ago by Rachel
Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
Reply to  Rachel
1 month ago

Good luck Rachel.

Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 month ago

Pity no launch video coverage folks?, maybe next time.?