Strategic Rocket Forces
The Mozhayets 2 (Zeya, RS 16) satellite was a Russian Military experimental communications satellite launched on 4 March 1997. Zeya was named after the Zeya River, which is very close to its launch site, Cosmodrome Svobodniy. A Start-1.2 rocket transported it into orbit. This was the first satellite launched from this new Russian launch site in far eastern Russia.
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Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
5 rockets have launched from Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.
Start-1.2 – Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology
- Family: Start
- Length: 22.7 m
- Diameter: 1.8 m
- Launch Mass: 47 T
The Start-1.2 was manufactured by Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology with the first launch on 1997-03-04. Start-1.2 has 1 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. Start-1 is a Russian satellite launch vehicle based on the RT-2PM Topol, a Soviet intercontinental ballistic missile developed by Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology.
Strategic Rocket Forces – RVSN RF
- Type: Government
- Abbreviation: RVSN RF
- Founded: 1959
- Country: RUS
The Strategic Rocket Forces of the Russian Federation are a separate-troops branch of the Russian Armed Forces that control Russia’s land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).