271730 UTC JUL 22NAVAREA XX 118/22BARENTS SEA.CHART RUS 10100.1. ROCKET CARRIER ELEMENTS FALLING 2000 TO 2130 UTC DAILY01 TO 05 AUGNAVIGATION PROHIBITED INTERRITORIAL WATERS DANGEROUS OUTSIDEIN AREA BOUNDED BY: 70-18.0N 033-49.0E,70-12.0N 034-08.0E, 69-54.0N 034-43.0E,69-33.0N 034-47.0E, 69-25.0N 034-15.0E,69-35.0N 033-37.0E, 69-53.0N 033-05.0E,70-12.0N 033-11.0E.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 052230 UTC AUG 22.=NNNNhttps://i.postimg.cc/wTfFq8C9/Barents-Nav-warn.jpg272000Z JUL 22HYDROARC 176/22(42).BARENTS SEA.RUSSIA.DNC 22.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, ROCKET LAUNCHING 2000Z TO 2130Z DAILY 01 THRU 05 AUG IN AREA BOUND BY 70-18.00N 033-49.00E, 70-12.00N 034-08.00E, 69-54.00N 034-43.00E, 69-33.00N 034-47.00E, 69-25.00N 034-15.00E, 69-35.00N 033-37.00E, 69-53.00N 033-05.00E, 70-12.00N 033-11.00E.2. CANCEL THIS MSG 052230Z AUG 22.
Soyuz-2.1v rocket with a military satellite launched from the Plesetsk cosmodromeMoscow. August 1. INTERFAX.RU - A Soyuz-2.1v light-class rocket launched on Monday evening from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, it will put into orbit a spacecraft designed for the Russian Defense Ministry, the department of information and mass communications of the military department told reporters on Friday."On Monday, August 1, at 23:25 Moscow time, from the State Test Cosmodrome of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (Plesetsk Cosmodrome), a combat crew of the Space Forces of the Aerospace Forces successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1v light-class launch vehicle with space apparatus (KA) developed in the interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense," the message says.It is noted that the pre-launch operations and the launch of the rocket took place in the normal mode. The launch and flight of the rocket was controlled by means of a ground-based automated control complex.The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation recalled that flight tests of the Soyuz-2 space rocket system began at Plesetsk on November 8, 2004. This rocket replaced the Soyuz-U, which were operated at the northern cosmodrome from 1973 to 2012. During this period, 435 Soyuz-U launches were carried out from Plesetsk, about 430 spacecraft for various purposes were put into orbit.
From: Marco Langbroek via Seesat-l <seesat-l_at_satobs.org> Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2022 22:15:10 +0200The orbital plane of USA 326 passes over Plesetsk at 20:25 UTC.
I guess that we'll figure out which of the two Plesetsk Soyuz-2 launch pads was used when they release launch campaign photos or video.
Based on the initial TLEs, in its current orbit Kosmos-2558 wil pass within 80 km of NRO's USA 326 satellite at about 1450 UTC Aug 4 (Thursday). Of course, the satellite may manuever before then.
How did you know the Soyuz 2.1v had a Volga upper stage ? Can we see it on pictures ?
The chased and its chaser...Footage from this evening (2 August, 22:26 and 22:56 UTC), showing USA 326 and Kosmos 2558 passing through the Leiden sky about 30 minutes after each other:
281708Z JUL 22HYDROPAC 2063/22(GEN).SOUTH PACIFIC.DNC 06, DNC 07, DNC 29.1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS, SPACE DEBRIS FROM 020800Z TO 060930Z AUG IN AREA BOUNDED BY: 30-00S 175-00W, 30-00S 090-00W, 60-00S 090-00W, 60-00S 175-00W.2. CANCEL THIS MESSAGE 061030Z AUG 22.CANCEL THIS MSG 061030Z AUG 22.