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Meteor-2 21

Tsiklon-3

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Meteor-2 21

Type: Earth Science

Second generation soviet meteorological satellite

Location

32/1

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1658 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

32/1, Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Rocket

Tsiklon-3 – Yuzhnoye Design Bureau

Family: Tsiklon
Length: 39.27 m
Diameter: 3 m
Launch Mass: 189 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 4100 kg

The Tsiklon-3 was manufactured by Yuzhnoye Design Bureau with the first launch on 1977-06-24. Tsiklon-3 has 115 successful launches and 7 failed launches with a total of 122 launches. The Tsyklon-3 was a Soviet, and subsequently Ukrainian orbital carrier rocket. A derivative of the R-36 ICBM, and a member of the Tsyklon family, it made its maiden flight on 24 June 1977, and was retired on 30 January 2009.

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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