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Did a Soyuz launch today?
« on: 09/02/2005 05:25 PM »
Apparently one launched a Sat today?

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RE: Did a Soyuz launch today?
« Reply #1 on: 09/02/2005 06:59 PM »
Don't think so, unless it was some secret, unannounced spy sat.
There was a Rockot launch last Sunday (28th), and the next Progress M launch is next Thurs (8th).

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RE: Did a Soyuz launch today?
« Reply #2 on: 09/02/2005 08:22 PM »
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MKremer - 2/9/2005  1:59 PM

Don't think so, unless it was some secret, unannounced spy sat.
There was a Rockot launch last Sunday (28th), and the next Progress M launch is next Thurs (8th).

According to Starsem the 1700th Soyuz mission was flown today. A Soyuz U lifted a Yantar reccon sattelite to orbit.
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RE: Did a Soyuz launch today?
« Reply #4 on: 09/03/2005 06:48 AM »
1. From FPSPACE
http://www.friends-partners.org/pipermail/fpspace/2005-September/date.html

Russia launch military satellite
Rui C. Barbosa

Russia has launched a military satellite from Baykonur [on September 2 - anik note] at 0950UTC (according to RIA Novosti). Probably it will get the designation Kosmos 2414 [Kosmos-2415 - anik note]. This is a 11F660 Yantar-1KFT/Kometa for military observation. The last satellite of this series to be launched was Kosmos 2373 that was launched on September 29th, 2000.

2. From Jonathan's Space Report
http://planet4589.org/space/jsr/latest.html

A Russian Defense Ministry satellite, with the cover name Kosmos-2415, was launched on Sep 2 from Baykonur into a 197 x 284 km x 64.8 deg orbit. It is believed to be an 11F660 Kometa mapping satellite, and the initial orbit is consistent with this. I expect it will raise its orbit to about 210 x 270 km within one day. The last Kometa mission was in 2000.

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RE: Did a Soyuz launch today?
« Reply #5 on: 09/03/2005 11:56 AM »
Thanks Anik, so is this like a Progress, but with a Sat on top instead?
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RE: Did a Soyuz launch today?
« Reply #6 on: 09/03/2005 01:41 PM »
I think, that hardly...

Progress consists of three compartments: spherical cargo compartment, conic compartment of refuelling components and cylindrical instrumentation-service compartment

Kometa consists of four compartments: conic shed compartment, spherical descent module, conic instrumentation compartment and conic service compartment

FransonUK, I am not the expert in this area and therefore can be mistaken!... :)

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RE: Did a Soyuz launch today?
« Reply #7 on: 09/07/2005 04:13 AM »
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anik - 3/9/2005  8:41 AM



FransonUK, I am not the expert in this area and therefore can be mistaken!... :)

You know more than most of us!! :)
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RE: Did a Soyuz launch today?
« Reply #8 on: 09/07/2005 06:41 PM »
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Space101 - 7/9/2005  8:13 AM

You know more than most of us!! :)

I don't think so...  :)

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RE: Did a Soyuz launch today?
« Reply #9 on: 09/09/2005 04:27 AM »
Anik

What is the max cargo mass that a Russian launch vehicle can place in LEO?

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RE: Did a Soyuz launch today?
« Reply #10 on: 09/09/2005 07:19 AM »
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Avron - 8/9/2005  11:27 PM

Anik

What is the max cargo mass that a Russian launch vehicle can place in LEO?
Proton is their heavy lift booster, up to 21,000kg for the latest version.

http://www.astronautix.com/lvfam/ur.htm

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RE: Did a Soyuz launch today?
« Reply #11 on: 09/09/2005 08:37 PM »
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Avron - 9/9/2005  8:27 AM

Anik

What is the max cargo mass that a Russian launch vehicle can place in LEO?

About 21-22 tons on Proton-M (8K82KM) rocket, Avron...

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