Dnepr-launch-1024x768
November 21, 2013

“Dnepr” booster designed on the basis of RS-20 “Voyevoda” intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-18 “Satan” according to NASA classification) set several foreign space devices of different purposes into the low-earth orbit.

“Dnepr” super-heavy conversion booster with satellites was successfully launched at 11.10 Moscoe time.
“All space devices successfully separated from the booster stage. The command was issued to take the booster away from the satellites. The launch went on nominally, – was reported from the observation point of Yasny launch base.

As a result of this launch the following space devices were orbited: DubaiSat-2 (OAE), STSAT-3 (the Republic of Korea), UniSat-5 (Italy), SkySat-1, AprizeSat-7/8 (USA), BRITE-PL, GOMX-1, WNISat (Toronto Institute for Aerospace Researches, Canada), 9 ISIPOD containers with CubeSat nanosatellites (The Netherlands) and BPA-3 payload (Ukraine).

It was the second “Dnepr” launch this year, late August “Dnepr” booster orbited South Korean Earth remote sensing satellite Kompsat-5.

“Dnepr” booster was designed on the basis of RS-20 intercontinental ballistic missile (SS-18 “Satan” according to NASA classification). “Dnepr” program was developed to utilize ballistic missiles with orbiting payload at that. To manage this project Roscosmos and Ukraine National Space Agency (Ukraine “Yuzhnoye” Design Bureau take part in re-equipment of the missiles to make space boosters out of combat ones ) formed international space company Cosmotras. Since 1991 8 “Dnepr” boosters  orbited 63 space devices of 15 countries.

More from this category:
kQYIkDU5GVk
December 24, 2014

Preparations for the final launches in 2014 are under way at Baikonur. Today, on December 24,2014, rocket and space industry specialists rolled out two boosters…

full story
Kotov_press
March 14, 2014

Satellite robots making photos of the ISS outer surface could be of great help for the cosmonauts at the first stages than android robot developed…

full story
3675312186
November 25, 2015

New ISS crew period of work onboard the station was increased from 6 to 7 months due to the flight program adjustment, – crew commander…

full story
5903837380
April 1, 2019

Today, on April 1, the “Soyuz-2.1a” rocket with a “Progress MS-11″ cargo spaceship was rolled out from the Assembly and Testing Building and installed at…

full story
0132
January 12, 2015

Dear space fans, Take your chance! Vegitel Tour Company continues the program of Zero Gravity flights onboard Ilyushin-76 MDK, the world’s biggest plane able to…

full story
1065076017
June 1, 2015

Pump unit and the construction fixing it to Proton-M booster cruise engine will be modernized in the shortest term, – Khrunichev Centre Director Deputy Alexander…

full story
3309276736
July 15, 2018

The Baikonur cosmodrome is preparing for the launch of the “Soyuz MS-10″ spacecraft. On July 13, the spacecraft was delivered to a vacuum chamber, where…

full story
Progress-to-sink
July 26, 2013

RIA Novosti – Fragments of Russia’s Progress M-18M space freighter sunk safely in the Pacific Ocean after re-entering the atmosphere on Friday, a spokesman for…

full story