Russian Space Forces
Type: Government/Top Secret
Film-return reconnaissance satellite
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Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
1660 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.
Soyuz-U-PVB – Progress Rocket Space Center
- Family: Soyuz
- Length: 51 m
- Diameter: 3 m
- Launch Mass: 313 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 6900 kg
The Soyuz-U-PVB was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 1984-03-21. Soyuz-U-PVB has 72 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 74 launches. A Russian orbital launch vehicle. A version of the Soyuz-U with safety modifications to prevent and resist fires in all stages and the upper stage avionics compartment.
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.