Russian Space Forces
Techsat (Technology Satellite) or Gurwin were microsatellites built aby students of the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology) institute at Haifa.
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Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
1659 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.
Start – Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology
- Family: Start
- Length: 28.9 m
- Diameter: 1.61 m
- Launch Mass: 60 T
- Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 645 kg
The Start was manufactured by Moscow Institute of Thermal Technology with the first launch on 1995-03-28. Start has 0 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 1 launches. Russian orbital launch vehicle. Launch vehicle based on decommissioned SS-25 ICBM’s launched from mobile transporter.
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.