Russian Space Forces is scheduled to launch a Rokot / Briz-KM rocket as part of the Gonets-M24, Gonets-M25, Gonets-M26 & 2 x Blits-M mission. The launch window for the Communications mission is on January 1, 2019 00:00:00 UTC from 133/3 (133L), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Rokot / Briz-KM and experience the excitement for yourself.
Gonets-M24, Gonets-M25, Gonets-M26 & 2 x Blits-M
Gonets-M are an upgraded version of Gonets satellites, derived from military communications system Strela-3. Gonets-M constellation is tasked with monitoring ecological and industrial objects, providing communication and data transmission services, covering also the remote areas like the Far North region. Gonets-M satellites share the ride with the Blits-M microsatellite, which is a geodesic satellite tasked with determining precise orbit parameters for GLONASS satellites.