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Kosmos 2568 (EO MKA-4)

Soyuz 2.1v

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status


Kosmos 2568 (EO MKA-4)

Type: Government/Top Secret

Note: Payload identity uncertain.

Russian reconnaissance satellite of unknown purposes, possibly in the same series as Kosmos 2551, 2555 and 2560.


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43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1661 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

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


Soyuz 2-1v Volga – Progress Rocket Space Center

  • Family: Soyuz
  • Length: 44 m
  • Diameter: 3 m
  • Launch Mass: 158 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 2850 kg

The Soyuz 2-1v Volga was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 2013-12-28. Soyuz 2-1v Volga has 7 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 8 launches. The Soyuz-2-1v is a Russian expendable carrier rocket. It was derived from the Soyuz-2.1b, and is a member of the R-7 family of rockets.


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.

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Judy & Ken O' Neill
Judy & Ken O' Neill
2 months ago

Top Secret.???????????????????????????????????????