Kosmos 2554 (Lotos-S1 #6)
Russian Space Forces
Kosmos 2554 (Lotos-S1)
Type: Government/Top Secret
Launch Cost: $80,000,000
Lotos-S1 spacecraft is a part of the Liana constellation, designed for orbital electronic intelligence.
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
1659 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.
Soyuz 2.1b – Progress Rocket Space Center
- Family: Soyuz
- Length: 46.3 m
- Diameter: 2.95 m
- Launch Mass: 312 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8200 kg
The Soyuz 2.1b was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on . Soyuz 2.1b has 15 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 15 launches. Soyuz-2 is 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 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage.
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.