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:
Bion-in
October 4, 2013

RIA Novosti – A top Russian scientist said Friday that an experiment that saw dozens of animals blasted into orbit on a satellite has offered…

full story
9lN2m2j-YkQ
February 18, 2015

On February 17, 2015, rocket and space industry specialists successfully launched Progress M-26M cargo vehicle that delivered the ISS  propellant, oxygen, foodstuff, scientific equipment and…

full story
Reactor
June 25, 2013

Scientists from Novosibirsk are developing reactor that enables to create biological and chemical materials of new properties (including organs) under weightlessness condition; according to preliminary…

full story
2989941655
July 22, 2016

Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Skvortsov, Ivan Wagner, Sergey Ryazansky, Oleg Artemyev, Sergey Prokopiev, Alexander Samokutyayev, NASA astronauts Scott Tingle, Randolph Bresnik, Andrew Feustel, Janet Epps, ESA…

full story
Rogozin
September 5, 2013

RIA Novosti – Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin confirmed plans on Wednesday to consolidate Russia’s space industry under a single state-controlled corporation within a year….

full story
HGvtNa0IKzE
August 21, 2014

According to the ordiring party’s request the launch of Soyuz-ST-B booster with Fregat-M upper stage and two European Galileo FOC space devices from Guiana Space…

full story
0266
June 10, 2016

Breaking news! Vegitel Company, the lead provider of aerospace tourism services in Russia, has just set the date of next mixed group zero-g flight. On…

full story
ProgressM-22M
February 4, 2014

Soyuz-U booster with Progress M-22M was installed onto the launch pad of Baikonur spaceport. The launch is scheduled for February 5, 2014, Roscosmos reports. In…

full story