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Offline Stan Black

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Soyuz-2-1B – Kosmos (Pion-NKS) – ?
« on: 01/30/2015 07:18 AM »
14К160
Payload: Pion-NKS 14Ф139 № 901 (part of Liana)
Rocket: Soyuz-2-1B 14А14-1Б
Launch site: Plesetsk 17П32-С4 (ПУ № 43/4)
Fairing: 14С741
Manufacturer: Machine-Building Plant Arsenal (prime), Rocket & Space Centre Progress (orbital module)
Mass: 6,500 kilogrammes
Orbit: 500 kilometres, 67° inclination

Picture here:-
http://www.kbarsenal.ru/images/plakat/cosmos/31.jpg
« Last Edit: 11/03/2017 08:22 PM by Stan Black »

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Re: Soyuz-2-1B – Kosmos (Pion-NKS) – Plesetsk 43/4 – 2015
« Reply #1 on: 01/30/2015 07:27 AM »
Tender issued for insurance to cover transportation of the orbital module from RKTs-Progress in Samara to MZ Arsenal in Saint Petersburg.

http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/purchase/info/common-info.html?noticeId=2005623

Direct link to document:-
http://www.zakupki.gov.ru/223/purchase/public/download/download.html?id=11277218

The value of the orbital module is 1,133,872,692·47 Russian ruble, manufactured under contract №01078/2953-1 dated 30th November 2007.
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Re: Soyuz-2-1B – Kosmos (Pion-NKS) – 2015
« Reply #2 on: 03/01/2015 02:25 PM »
I have the plan for all the Soyuz launches from Baikonur and Plesetsk for the next two years :
XX.12.2015 - Soyuz-2.1b - Plesetsk 43/4 - Pion n°901

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Re: Soyuz-2-1B – Kosmos (Pion-NKS) – 2015
« Reply #3 on: 03/22/2015 04:23 PM »
Just been playing with some numbers for a 67 deg inclination, ~500 km orbit.   You get a 15 circuit repeater when the period is 94.94 minutes, circular orbit altitude 516 km.

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Re: Soyuz-2-1B – Kosmos (Pion-NKS) – 2015
« Reply #4 on: 02/28/2016 10:07 AM »
Notice in Anik’s serial numbers 77069203/38М136С listed under fairing 14С741. So is that the serial number of the rocket too?
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36777.msg1493825#msg1493825

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Re: Soyuz-2-1B – Kosmos (Pion-NKS) – 2016
« Reply #5 on: 02/28/2016 11:20 AM »
I hesitate to ask if we have an approximate launch schedule yet?   Supposed to be the end of 2015, but silence.

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Re: Soyuz-2-1B – Kosmos (Pion-NKS) – ?
« Reply #6 on: 11/03/2017 08:22 PM »
One option would be the Pion NKS satellite.

http://www.russianspaceweb.com/liana.html
(at the end of the article)

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/pion-nks.htm

According to posts by a KB Arsenal insider on the NK forum, Pion NKS is unlikely to fly any time soon. The bus is apparently ready, but the spacecraft has been waiting for its SIGINT payload for four years. The payload is to be delivered by TsNIRTI, which has developed all SIGINT payloads since the 1960s.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Defense has signed a contract with Arsenal to build a modified version of Lotos-S called Lotos-M. According to the same insider this will basically be a Lotos-S without Western-built electronic components (because of the sanctions). However, Lotos-M so far only exists on paper, so it can't be the payload for the October launch either. I've also seen no indications that a third Lotos-S is being prepared for launch.

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