Author Topic: Rokot Three Gonets-M (blok № 14); Kosmos-2504 March 31, 2015 (13:47:56 UTC)  (Read 26405 times)

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Re: Rokot Gonets-M blok № 14 March 31, 2015 (13:48 UTC)
« Reply #21 on: 03/30/2015 09:36 PM »
Just a little bump : tomorrow is a launch day !
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Briz-KM Upper Stage I would assume?

All Rokot flies with it, or it isn't a Rokot.  ;)
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Briz-KM Upper Stage I would assume?

All Rokot flies with it, or it isn't a Rokot.  ;)

I assumed! ;D But I'd look a fool if I simply didn't check.

So let's all wait to hear if this one launches on time!

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Re: Rokot Gonets-M blok № 14 March 31, 2015 (13:47 UTC)
« Reply #25 on: 03/31/2015 12:48 PM »
Early Rokots have flown with Briz-K upper stage, also there were plans of Briz-KS use with Rokots.

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Still on time: http://ria.ru/space/20150331/1055678978.html

Liftoff in 5 minutes time.
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Liftoff confirmed at 13:48 UTC: http://www.interfax.ru/russia/433377
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Confirmed nominal deployment of the Briz-KM from the lower stages: http://ria.ru/space/20150331/1055722130.html

The satellites are expected to separate at 15:45 UTC.
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Hmm did I read right? The link in my last post seems to have quoted the VKO spokesperson that there's a military satellite carried along with the Gonets trio?  :-X
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Re: Rokot Gonets-M blok № 14 March 31, 2015 (13:48 UTC)
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Hmm did I read right? The link in my last post seems to have quoted the VKO spokesperson that there's a military satellite carried along with the Gonets trio?  :-X

Yes, you read right ! Probably a new "Cosmos 2499".
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Re: Rokot Gonets-M blok № 14 March 31, 2015 (13:48 UTC)
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Hmm did I read right? The link in my last post seems to have quoted the VKO spokesperson that there's a military satellite carried along with the Gonets trio?  :-X

Yes, you read right ! Probably a new "Cosmos 2499".

That's three of these now isn't it?

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Re: Rokot Gonets-M blok № 14 March 31, 2015 (13:48 UTC)
« Reply #34 on: 03/31/2015 03:21 PM »

Hmm did I read right? The link in my last post seems to have quoted the VKO spokesperson that there's a military satellite carried along with the Gonets trio?  :-X

Yes, you read right ! Probably a new "Cosmos 2499".

That's three of these now isn't it?
They have all been launched around the same time of the year and mainly into the same plane.

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Re: Rokot Gonets-M blok № 14 March 31, 2015 (13:48 UTC)
« Reply #36 on: 03/31/2015 04:53 PM »
Eighth orbital launch in six days.  Four of them were Navsat launches.  Navsat season I suppose.  Maybe something about the period of vernal equinox.

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Hmm did I read right? The link in my last post seems to have quoted the VKO spokesperson that there's a military satellite carried along with the Gonets trio?  :-X

Yes, you read right ! Probably a new "Cosmos 2499".

That's three of these now isn't it?
They have all been launched around the same time of the year and mainly into the same plane.

Thanks. The first one carried out various manoeuvres once on orbit, but I never saw whether the second one followed the same course of action and is the first still manoeuvring today. The last I saw on Russian Space Web was references from late January this year to further manoeuvres.
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Re: Rokot Gonets-M blok № 14 March 31, 2015 (13:48 UTC)
« Reply #38 on: 03/31/2015 07:15 PM »
TLEs out for three payloads and the Briz-M - nothing yet for a putative 4th payload.
Briz-M in 1170 x 1504 km disposal orbit, rest in 1494 x 1506 km, so looks like mission success for the Gonets and Briz.
I recall that Kosmos-2499 took a while to be discovered and cataloged.
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Per http://www.iss-reshetnev.ru/media/news/news-260115   (the new URL for the news item from Jan mentioned above)
these are Гонец-М №№21, 22, 23
- at least I assume the ones sent to the cosmodrome in Jan are the ones launched today.
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