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EROS B

Start-1

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

EROS B

Type: Earth Science

In order to address market demand for faster revisit of EROS (Earth Resources Observation Systems B) satellites, ImageSat has purchased the EROS B satellite, which is scheduled for launch during the first quarter of 2006. Similar in appearance to EROS A, the new satellite has superior capabilities, including a larger camera of CCD/TDI type (Charge Coupled Device/Time Delay Integration), with standard panchromatic resolution of 0.70 m at an altitude of about 500 km, a larger on-board recorder, improved pointing accuracy and a faster data communication link.

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

Russian Space Forces

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.

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