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Glonass-M No. 56 (Kosmos 2527)

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Glonass-M No. 56 (Kosmos 2527)

Type: Navigation

GLONASS is a global satellite navigation system similar to the American GPS system.

Mission patch for Glonass-M No. 56 (Kosmos 2527)

Location

43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1659 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

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

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1b Fregat-M – Progress Rocket Space Center

  • Family: Soyuz
  • Length: 46.3 m
  • Diameter: 10.3 m
  • Launch Mass: 313 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8200 kg

The Soyuz 2.1b Fregat-M was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 2008-07-26. Soyuz 2.1b Fregat-M has 23 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 23 launches. Soyuz-2, GRAU index 14A14, is the collective designation for the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The first-stage boosters and two core stages feature uprated engines with improved injection systems, compared to the previous versions of the Soyuz. Digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to be launched from a fixed launch platform, whereas the launch platforms for earlier Soyuz rockets had to be rotated as the rocket could not perform a roll to change its heading in flight.

Agency

Russian Space Forces – VKS

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: VKS
  • Administration: Commander: 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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