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Elektro-L No.2

Zenit-3F

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Electro-L No.2

Type: Earth Science

This is the second in a new generation series of meteorological satellites developed by the Russian Federal Space Agency. The satellite will operate in geostationary orbit and be primarily used for weather forecasting as well as monitoring the oceans and climate change. With a weight of ~1600kg the satellite has an expected lifespan of 10 years.

Location

45/1

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

468 rockets have launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan.

45/1, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Zenit 3F

Length: 4.6 meters
Diameter: 0.42 meters

The Zenit 3F rocket has been launched a total of 4 times with 4 successful and 0 failed launches.

Agency

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Type: Government
Abbreviation: RFSA
Administration: Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin
Founded: 1992
Launchers: Soyuz
Spacecraft: Soyuz
Country: RUS

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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