Russian Space Forces
Type: Test Flight
EKA 1 and 2 were vehicle evaluation payloads on the maiden flights of the Start-1 and Start launch vehicles.
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Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
1660 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.
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.
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.