Author Topic: Soyuz-2-1? with unidentified payload - Plesetsk - October 25, 2017  (Read 1030 times)

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According to a post from Nicolas Pillet on the schedule thread, there will be a Soyuz-2 launch from Plesetsk on 25th October 2017.

No more information at this time.

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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

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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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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


In order to avoid misunderstanding and to not reproduce what happened with Cosmos-2519, I want to underline that I have absolutely no information about which payload it will be, and which type of launcher it will be (A, B or V).

I think that the only thing we can be sure, is that it is not a GLONASS, because ISS didn't made an announcement about any satellite delivery to Plesetsk.
Nicolas PILLET
Kosmonavtika : The French site on Russian Space

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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


In order to avoid misunderstanding and to not reproduce what happened with Cosmos-2519, I want to underline that I have absolutely no information about which payload it will be, and which type of launcher it will be (A, B or V).

I think that the only thing we can be sure, is that it is not a GLONASS, because ISS didn't made an announcement about any satellite delivery to Plesetsk.

Do we at least know by now what version of the Soyuz-2.1 will be used?  ;)
Chinese spaceflight is a cosmic riddle wrapped in a galactic mystery inside an orbital enigma... - (not) Winston Churchill

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Do we at least know by now what version of the Soyuz-2.1 will be used?  ;)
I would not be surprised if it is a Soyuz 2.1b. Many were ordered.
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Do we at least know by now what version of the Soyuz-2.1 will be used?  ;)
I would not be surprised if it is a Soyuz 2.1b. Many were ordered.

The rockets insured in this period are either 1b or 1v.
http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=26990.msg1697849#msg1697849

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