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Zeya

Start-1.2

Strategic Rocket Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Zeya

Type: Navigation

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.

Location

5

Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

5 rockets have launched from Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

5, Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Rocket

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.

Agency

Strategic Rocket Forces

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).

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