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EarlyBird

Start-1

Strategic Rocket Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

EarlyBird

Type: Earth Science

EarlyBird 1, a remote sensing satellite built by CTA Space Systems (now part of Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)) for EarthWatch, Inc., was to provide high resolution commercial imagery. EarthWatch planed to offer black-and-white images with a resolution as high as 3 meters per pixel, and color images with a resolution of 15 meters per pixel. The imaging sensor was derived from NASA’s cancelled Clark satellite.

Location

5

Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

5 rockets have launched from Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

5, Svobodny Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Rocket

Start-1 – Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology

  • Family: Start
  • Length: 22.7 m
  • Diameter: 1.61 m
  • Launch Mass: 47 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 632 kg

The Start-1 was manufactured by Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology with the first launch on 1993-03-25. Start-1 has 5 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 5 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 – 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).

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