294648369
June 30, 2014

Space industry specialists finish preparang  Soyuz-2.1b booster launch with Fregat upper stage, Meteor-M satellite and 6 smaller space devices for the launch .

The specialists installed all smaller space devices and meteor-M on the upper stage.

Today the will conduct final electrical testing and install nose fairing.

At the same time Yuzhny Space centre specialists started preparing equipment of #31 launchpad for the future launch scheduled for july 8, 19.58, Moscow time.

Fregat upper stage was manufactured by Lavochkin Research and Production Association and provides for fulfillment of all traditional tasks on space device orbiting. The process of orbiting is carried out in autonomous mode, without any control from the Earth since Fregat control system solves navigational tasks using GLONASS system. Fregat-SB booster with increased fuel tanks and extra fuel tanks block was developed later on the basis of Fregat upper stage.

At the present time 43 Fregat boosters have been launched; all launches were successful.

Soyuz-2.1b booster was designed by TsSKB-Progress  State Research and Production Space Centre. Soyuz-2.1b is a modification of Soyuz-2 booster. In comparison with “1a” variant its thruster has better power properties of the 3rd stage. Soyuz-2.1b booster has a higher injection accuracy, stabilization and controllability, and increased carrying capacity.

More from this category:
12-19-2018-VS20
December 19, 2018

On December 19, at 19:37:14 (Moscow time), the “Soyuz-ST-A” launch vehicle with the French satellite “CSO-1″ was successfully launched from the launch site of the…

full story
5274521125
September 19, 2018

On September 1 7, after the meeting of the Interdepartmental Commission in the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center, a pre-flight  press conference of the main and…

full story
Electro-L
July 16, 2013

Lavochkin Research and Production Association developing second Electro-L meteosat will receive the sample of operational Earth monitoring complex this month. After that specialists will be…

full story
ATV
August 31, 2013

Russian mission control successfully adjusted the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) on Saturday using thrusters of the unmanned European spacecraft ATV-4 “Albert Einstein”…

full story
GCTC-welcomes-heroes
September 12, 2013

At 17. 40 Moscow time, on September 11 special charter with Russian crew members of 36 ISS mission Pavel Vinogradov and Alexander Misurkin onboard landed…

full story
trip-to-mars1-1024x834
July 17, 2013

Russian scientists develop the idea of launching biological satellite to 200 000 km high orbit, – radiation protection department manager of Institute for Biomedical problems…

full story
scene composition: litho, frame 22
May 13, 2013

American astronauts Thomas Marschburn and Chris Cassidy went to the open space to determine the leak point of ammonia in the cooling system and probably…

full story
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