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Razbeg 1 (Kosmos 2551)

Soyuz 2.1v

Russian Space Forces

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Razbeg 1 (Kosmos 2551)

Type: Government/Top Secret

The Russian Razbeg 1 is small military satellite optical reconnaissance satellite.

It was built by NPP VNIIEM. It is likely the same satellite identified in earlier reports as Zvesda. The 250 kg satellite was reportedly inspired by the US American commercial Earth imaging satellites of the SkySat 1 series. It features a camera built by the Belarusian company OAO Peleng with a maximum ground resolution of 0.9 meters in panchromatic mode.


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43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1659 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

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


Soyuz 2-1v – Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

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

The Soyuz 2-1v was manufactured by Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation with the first launch on . Soyuz 2-1v has 2 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 2 launches.


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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Ken & Judy O
Ken & Judy O' Neill
1 year ago

Top Secret ?.
So it Begins .