Lotos-S1 (Kosmos-2524)

Soyuz-2.1b

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Lotos-S1

Type: Government/Top Secret

Lotos-S1 spacecraft is a part of the Liana constellation, designed for orbital electronic intelligence.

Location

43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

71 launches have been at this location.

43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1B

Length: 46.3 meters
Diameter: 2.95 meters
First Launched: December 4, 2020

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.

The Soyuz 2.1B rocket has been launched a total of 8 times with 8 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Russian Space Forces

Type: Government
Abbreviation: VKS
Administration: Aleksandr Golovko
Founded: 1992
Launchers:
Spacecraft:
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.

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