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Kosmos 2572 (Razdan No. 1?)

Soyuz 2.1b

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status


Razdan No. 1?

  • Type: Government/Top Secret
  • Orbit: Polar Orbit
  • Launch Cost: $80,000,000

Note: Payload identity and Cosmos series number uncertain.

The Razdan satellite is reportedly a new electro-optical reconnaissance satellite designed as a successor to the Persona (Kvarts) satellites.

Reportedly Razdan will feature a significant improvement over the capabilities of its predecessors, including a new high-speed secure radio channel.

Razdan features a LOMO-built optical system. The third satellite will be the first to carry a new 2 meter mirror optics that will be built by the Zverev factory in Krasnogorsk.


43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

43/4 (43R) has witnessed the launch of 319 rockets, including 319 orbital launch attempts, while Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation, has been the site for 1667 rocket launches.

43/4 (43R)


Progress Rocket Space Center Soyuz 2.1b

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.

Soyuz 2.1b


Russian Space Forces

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.

Russian Space Forces
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