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Meteor-M No.2-3 & others

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Mission


Meteor-M No.2-3 & others

  • Type: Earth Science
  • Orbit: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $48,500,000

Meteor-M satellites are a new generation of Russian meteorological satellites to replace the Meteor-3M series. The first two Meteor-M satellites will feature following instruments:

– MSU-MR – Low-resolution Multispectral Scanner for global and regional for cloud cover mapping
– KMSS-2 – multichannel scanning unit for Earth surface monitoring
– MTVZA-GYa – imager/sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles, sea surface wind
– IKFS-2 advanced IR sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles
– BRK SSPD – Data Collection System
– RK-SM-MKA – Modified Rescue Radio complex

One initial Meteor-M 1 satellite was built, followed by the improved Meteor-M 2 series satellites.

42 cubesats from various Russian and international organizations will be launched as co-passengers.

Location


Cosmodrome Site 1S

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Cosmodrome Site 1S has witnessed the launch of 15 rockets, including 15 orbital launch attempts, while Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation, has been the site for 15 rocket launches.

Cosmodrome Site 1S

Rocket


Progress Rocket Space Center Soyuz 2.1b Fregat-M

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.

Soyuz 2.1b Fregat-M

Agency


Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

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.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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