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Re: Rokot launch with Gonets-M #2 satellite
« Reply #1 on: 12/09/2009 05:55 pm »
According to http://www.rian.ru/science/20091209/198218259.html two Gonets-M satellites will be launched in February 2010.

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Re: Rokot launch with Gonets-M #2 satellite
« Reply #2 on: 03/01/2010 05:56 pm »
Any news about this? February has gone and no Rockot/Gonets launch seen yet. :-)
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Re: Rokot launch with Gonets-M #2 satellite
« Reply #4 on: 08/07/2010 03:33 pm »
Roscosmos PAO: "Gonets-M Prelaunch Processing Begins at Plesetsk".

Prelaunch processing of the Rockot launcher which is to loft Gonets-M spacecraft, commenced in Plesetsk.
Pneumatic tests of the upper stage, standalone testing of the onboard measurement system, electrical tests of the upper stage with the boosters have been already completed.
Currently, ground facilities at the launch pad are prepared for the upcoming launch. The upper stage and the fairing are to be delivered to the pad in the nearest future for integration with the boosters.
Gonets-M is intended to provide digital user terminal GLONASS positioning data, as well as electronic mail services, RIA Novosti informs.

www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=10036&lang=en
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The preparation for this launch has begun.

http://en.rian.ru/science/20100818/160246322.html

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The Plesetsk space center in northern Russia is about to complete pre-launch preparations of the Rokot carrier rocket, scheduled to blast off in early September, a defense ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.

The rocket is expected to deliver into orbit the Gonets-M satellite to be used in Russia's Glonass satellite navigation project.

"Simultaneously, the launch complex's ground-based equipment is being prepared, and the spacecraft's performance check is being conducted," Lt. Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said.
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Rokot launch with Gonets - sometimes truth is stranger than fiction and sometimes things don't get lost, but added in translation.  :P
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According to Novosti kosmonavtiki forum, the launch is planned at 03:30 UTC on September 8th.

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Rockot Prelaunch Processing: Final Stages.

Rockot launcher undergoes processing for the lift off from Plesetsk with Gonets-M spacecraft aboard in early September.
The spacecraft is mated with the Breeze-KM upper stage. Fairing incapsulation will be the next stage, to be followed by integration with the booster unit at launch pad.
Gonets-M spacecraft maintain digital data transfer, GLONASS positioning data, as well as e-mail services, RIA Novosti informs.

www.roscosmos.ru/main.php?id=2&nid=10205&lang=en
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Launch window from 8-11 sept between 0305z-0400z each day.

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http://en.rian.ru/science/20100906/160491270.html
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21:18 06/09/2010
A Russian Rokot carrier rocket will take off from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia on September 8 to put a Gonets-M satellite into orbit, a Defense Ministry spokesman said on Monday.

Pre-launch preparations are currently being completed at the space center in the Arkhangelsk region, Lt. Col. Alexander Zolotukhin said.

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Rocket/Gonets-M to be Launched on September 8.

Rockot launcher undergoes processing for the lift off from Plesetsk with Gonets-M spacecraft aboard in early September.
On September 1, the LVs upper composite was delivered to the launch pad and integrated with the Rockot boosters.
Electrical tests of the stack were performed on Tuesday.
The launch is slated for Sept. 8.
Gonets-M spacecraft maintain digital data transfer, GLONASS positioning data, as well as e-mail services, RIA Novosti informs.

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Ok, if our Russian friends could look out for confirmation of launch, I'd appreciate it.
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Chris or others

How does the Gonets satellite fit in the Glonass system. They operate in different orbits and perform different functions. At least thats what I understood from Gunters page on Strela and Gonets?

How are these two projects intertwined?

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Two military satellites are Kosmos 2467 and Kosmos 2468 according this source:
http://www.rian.ru/science/20100908/273506658.html

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Two military satellites are Kosmos 2467 and Kosmos 2468 according this source:
http://www.rian.ru/science/20100908/273506658.html

These are either Strela-3 or Rodnik satellites.

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Chris or others

How does the Gonets satellite fit in the Glonass system. They operate in different orbits and perform different functions. At least thats what I understood from Gunters page on Strela and Gonets?

How are these two projects intertwined?

They aren't!

The report mixed Gonets-M with GLONASS-M, but these systems are completly different. Gonets-M is a low earth orbit store-dump communication system, while GLONASS is a intermediate orbit navigation system.
« Last Edit: 09/08/2010 09:22 am by Skyrocket »

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Chris or others

How does the Gonets satellite fit in the Glonass system. They operate in different orbits and perform different functions. At least thats what I understood from Gunters page on Strela and Gonets?

How are these two projects intertwined?

They aren't!

The report mixed Gonets-M with GLONASS-M, but these systems are completly different. Gonets-M is a low earth orbit store-dump communication system, while GLONASS is a intermediate orbit navigation system.

So Gonets-M has no relation to GLONASS, despite all the Russian reports saying it is, and none of our Russian friends on here correcting it? :o

What the heck, even Rosmoskos has "the Gonets-M satellite is intended to provide digital user terminal GLONASS positioning data, as well as electronic mail services"

Changing the article, but that's absolutely unbelievable and very unprofessional of them when you can't even trust the Russian Space Agency's own site. Thanks Gunter!
« Last Edit: 09/08/2010 12:45 pm by Chris Bergin »
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