Meteor-M No.2-2 & rideshare payloads

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Meteor-M No.2-2 & rideshare payloads

Type: Earth Science

This is the fourth spacecraft in the Russian Meteor-M series of remote sensing satellites. Weighing about 2750 kg, it is intended to gather hydrometeorological data from sun-synchronous orbit. This includes monitoring ozone layer and radiation levels in the near-Earth space, as well as monitoring ocean surface temperatures and ice conditions.

Location

Cosmodrome Site 1S

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

6 launches have been at this location.

Cosmodrome Site 1S, Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1B

Length: 46.3 meters
Diameter: 2.95 meters
First Launched: December 27, 2006

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.

The Soyuz 2.1b represents the latest development stage of the proven rocket.

It uses the new RD-0124 engines in the first three stages, coupled with an improved injection system that significantly boosts the performance of the Soyuz.
Furthermore, she wears a new, digital startup control system.
This will allow the Soyuz 2.1b to carry around 1.2 tonnes more payload into low earth orbit compared to its predecessor.

The Soyuz 2.1B rocket has been launched a total of 18 times with 16 successful and 2 failed launches.

Agency

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center

Type: Government
Abbreviation: KhSC
Administration: Director: Andrey Vladimirovich Kalinovskiy
Founded: 1916
Launchers: Proton | Rokot
Spacecraft:
Country: RUS

Khrunichev State Research and Production Space Center is a Moscow-based producer of spacecraft and space-launch systems, including the Proton and Rokot rockets and is currently developing the Angara rocket family. The Proton launch vehicle launches from Baikonur and Rokot launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk. Angara will launch from Plesetsk and Vostochny.

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