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Gonets-M33, Gonets-M34, Gonets-M35 & Skif-D

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Gonets-M33, Gonets-M34, Gonets-M35 & Skif-D

Type: Communications
Launch Cost: $48,500,000

Gonets-M are an upgraded version of Gonets satellites, derived from military communications system Strela-3. Gonets-M constellation is tasked with monitoring ecological and industrial objects, providing communication and data transmission services, covering also the remote areas like the Far North region.

Also onboard is the Skif-D demonstration satellite for the planned Russian Sfera LEO communication satellite constellation.

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 2.1b 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 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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