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Soyuz-2.1b delivers Glonass-52M satellite from Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Glonass-52M navigation satellite was delivered today on September 22, 2017, to orbit from Launch Site 43/4 at Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia. Soyuz-2.1b combined with Fregat-M delivered Glonass-52M to 191000 km orbit inclined  64.8 degrees toward the Equator. Satellite was correctly deployed and will join constellation of 23 operational satellites, which are virtually remaining technically unchanged since first launch in Continue Reading The post Soyuz-2.1b delivers Glonass-52M satellite from Plesetsk Cosmodrome appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]

Tundra early warning satellite on orbit !

Russia managed to deliver to orbit another early warning satellite from EKS system yesterday. Soyuz rocket was launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome from Launch Complex 43/4 at 06:34 UTC. This was in fact first launch of the rocket from Russia in 2017 not related with International Space Station. Mission was planned to cover demand of Russian Ministry of Defense for delivering Continue Reading The post Tundra early warning satellite on orbit ! appeared first on SpaceFlights. [...]