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Kosmos 2542

Soyuz 2.1v/Volga

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Kosmos 2542

Type: Government/Top Secret

This is a military inspector satellite, capable of monitoring other satellites in orbit. Its payload also allows for Earth observation activities.

Location

43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1657 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

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

Rocket

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 6 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 7 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.

Agency

Russian Space Forces

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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