Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M rocket as part of the Meteor-M No.2-3 mission. The launch is scheduled on 06/27/2023 11:34 UTC for the Earth Science mission launching from Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation. The status of the launch is Date May Change. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M and experience the excitement for yourself.
Mission: Meteor-M No.2-3
Meteor-M satellites are a new generation of Russian meteorological satellites to replace the Meteor-3M series. The first two Meteor-M satellites will feature following instruments:
– MSU-MR – Low-resolution Multispectral Scanner for global and regional for cloud cover mapping
– KMSS-2 – multichannel scanning unit for Earth surface monitoring
– MTVZA-GYa – imager/sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles, sea surface wind
– IKFS-2 advanced IR sounder for Atmospheric temperature and humidity profiles
– BRK SSPD – Data Collection System
– RK-SM-MKA – Modified Rescue Radio complex
One initial Meteor-M 1 satellite was built, followed by the improved Meteor-M 2 series satellites.
Rocket: Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M
Soyuz-2, GRAU index 14A14, is the collective designation for the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The first-stage boosters and two core stages feature uprated engines with improved injection systems, compared to the previous versions of the Soyuz. Digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to be launched from a fixed launch platform, whereas the launch platforms for earlier Soyuz rockets had to be rotated as the rocket could not perform a roll to change its heading in flight.
Agency: Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)
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.