Dnepr1
November 1, 2013
Categories: Dnepr, Russia, Satellites

The next launch of Russian-Ukrainian carrier rocket “Dnepr”, based on intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) RS-20 (classified by NATO as the SS-18 Satan), will take place on November twenties this year in Orenburg region, Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) commander, colonel-general Sergey Karakaev told journalists on Thirsday.

“The preparation of Dnepr booster is on schedule, the launch will happen in the third ten-day period of November”, —Karakaev said. He also specified that carrier rocket is to be launched from Yasny launch base in Orenburg region.

The upcoming launch of Dnepr will be the second in this year. On August 22 Dnepr successfully orbited South Korea’s KompSat-5, Earth-remote-sensing satellite.

Conversion of ICBM RS-20 into “Dnepr” carrier rockets is provided by the international space company Kosmotras. The launches take place from Baikonur spaceport and Yasny launch base of Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces in the southern Urals (Orenburg region). Since 1999, a total of 65 spacecraft from 15 countries have been orbited during 18 successful launches of Dnepr.

More from this category:
772532397
September 4, 2014

British singer Sarah Brightman will start preparation trainings for space flight to the ISS  in 2015, –  GCTC head Yuri Lonchakov reported to the journalists….

full story
QzbxJpZUGnM
February 16, 2015

According to the decision taken by State Commission on February 15, at 04.00, Moscow time, rocket and space industry launching crews rolled-out Soyuz-U booster with…

full story
929179745
November 27, 2014

The postponement of Proton-M booster launch with European Astra-2G space device won’t affect the launch of Proton-M with Yamal-401 telecommunication satellite planned for December 26….

full story
1481291904
December 6, 2016

Semikatov automatics scientific development and production centre started developing key elements for newest control system for boosters including Soyuz series, – Roscosmos reports. By 2020…

full story
1194463640
August 27, 2015

ISS reboost maneuver that has been cancelled earlier will anyhow take place on August 31, – Mission control Centre representative reported. According to new ballistic…

full story
1458262292
August 23, 2016

Roscosmos state corporation is going to spend about 1,8 billion rubles to enhance Soyuz manned spacecraft and Progress cargo vehicle launches reliability. For this purpose…

full story
Байконур
July 15, 2013

Soyuz TMA-10M manned spacecraft was delivered from Korolev-city, Moscow region to Toretam railway station on Saturday. “The train was transferred to the spaceport inner railway…

full story
Proton_roll-out
December 3, 2013

Preparation works for the launch of Proton-M booster with Inmarsat 5F-1 space devices are carried out in accordance with the schedule, – Khrunichev Centre press-office…

full story