Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
Type: Earth Science
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.
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Cosmodrome Site 1S
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
13 rockets have launched from Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation.
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.
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) – RFSA
- 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.