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INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH SERVICES ANNOUNCES FIRST COMMERCIAL CONTRACT FOR ANGARA 1.2 LAUNCH FOR THE KOREA AEROSPACE RESEARCH INSTITUTE (KARI) WITH THE KOMPSAT-6 SATELLITE

RESTON, VIRGINIA, August 1, 2016-International Launch Services (ILS) announces the first commercial Angara 1.2 launch contract was signed recently with Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) for the launch of the Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite (Arirang) 6 also known as the KOMPSAT-6 satellite from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northwestern Russia around 2020.

The Angara 1.2 vehicle is the newest Russian launch vehicle, designed and built by Khrunichev State Research and Space Production Center (Khrunichev), serving the small to medium range satellite market, with the capability to launch up to 3.5 Metric Tons to Low Earth Orbit or Sun-Synchronous Orbit (SSO). The KOMPSAT-6 mission will be launched by Angara 1.2 into an SSO orbit.

Flight tests of the Angara vehicle family began in 2014 from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. The first test flight of the Angara 1.2 light class vehicle was conducted on 9 July 2014 followed by the first launch of the Angara 5.1L heavy lift vehicle on 23 December 2014.

KOMPSAT-6, with an estimate separated mass over 1.7 metric tons, will be equipped with a Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) developed and manufactured in cooperation with the domestic Korean industry. KOMPSAT-6 will be mounted with a SAR with sub-meter resolution, which is a follow-on satellite of KOMPSAT-5.

“The selection of the ILS Angara 1.2 vehicle for the launch of KOMPSAT-6 was carefully considered for performance, heritage, price and schedule assurance. We have the utmost confidence in ILS, Khrunichev and the Angara launch vehicle and look forward to our continued cooperation in space activities with ILS and Khrunichev with the KOMPSAT-6 launch,” said Dr. Gwang-Rae Cho, KARI President.

ILS President Kirk Pysher said, “We are honored to be selected for the launch of the KOMPSAT-6 satellite. The Angara 1.2 launch vehicle is ideally suited for launch of KOMPSAT-6 by providing KARI with both schedule assurance and optimal mission performance. ILS and Khrunichev welcome the opportunity to support this important mission for KARI, furthering the international cooperation between our organizations.”

“This was a challenging competition for KOMPSAT-6 as we were bidding against a very strong field of commercial launch service providers,” said Thomas Carroll, ILS Vice President, Sales. Carroll continued, “ILS was selected under KARI’s extensive review process based on many factors. This confirms our position in the launch market segment as a preferred launch service provider. ILS’ 23 years of commercial launch service experience at the Baikonur Cosmodrome will serve customers well as we support Angara 1.2 launch services from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.”

 

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About ILS and Khrunichev
ILS provides launch services for global satellite operators and offers a complete array of services and support, from contract signing through mission management and on-orbit delivery. ILS has exclusive rights to market the Proton and Angara vehicles to commercial satellite operators worldwide and is a U.S. company headquartered in Reston, VA., near Washington, D.C. To date, ILS has launched 93 commercial missions. For more information, visit www.ilslaunch.com.

Khrunichev holds the majority interest in ILS and is one of the cornerstones of the Russian space industry.

Khrunichev (which is a part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) is the developer and manufacturer of the Proton and Angara launch vehicle families. The Proton vehicle launches from facilities at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, and has a heritage of more than 410 missions (in various evolutions) since 1965. Khrunichev includes a number of key manufacturers of the Proton launch vehicle located in Moscow and in other cities of the Russian Federation. For more information on Khrunichev, please go to: http://www.khrunichev.com/main.php?lang=en

The Angara Launch Vehicle Family
Angara is a family of advanced and environmentally friendlier launch vehicles with light to heavy lift range developed around Universal Rocket Modules (URM). Different configurations of Angara launch vehicles are declined with various numbers of URM 1 and URM 2 modules. The Angara family of vehicles has a modular structure to support a wide range of missions.

Angara Space Rocket Complex at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
The Angara Space Rocket Complex (SRC) is being developed at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Northern Russia in order to provide Russia with independent access to space from its territory. The Roscosmos State Corporation and the Russian Ministry of Defense are developing the Angara SRC while Khrunichev develops the launcher. Russian industrial enterprises and construction organizations utilizing only Russia-produced hardware components are cooperating to implement the Angara SRC.

Angara SRC will support unmanned missions designed to address scientific, social/economic, dual and commercial purposes into Earth orbits with a range of altitudes and inclinations (including geotransfer and geostationary orbits), and into escape trajectories. The plans are to utilize the following configurations as part of the Angara SRC from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome – the Angara 1.2 two-stage light class launch vehicle and the three-stage Angara A5 heavy lift vehicle. The potential development of the Angara A3 three-stage medium class launch vehicle is being determined. The Universal Launch Complex of the Angara SRC permits to launch all the planned configurations of Angara from the same launch pad.

 

Angara 1.2 LV

The Angara 1.2 LV includes two stages developed on the basis of the URM 1 module (for Stage I), and the URM 2 module (for Stage II), Service Module and Payload Fairing. The launch vehicle propulsion systems utilize environmentally cleaner propellant components of liquid oxygen (LOX) and kerosene.

Each URM represents a complete structure consisting of oxidizer and fuel tanks, connected with an interstage compartment, as well as of the engine compartment.

The URM 1 is equipped with one powerful RD-191 main engine (a liquid propulsion engine using LOX / kerosene as propellants). The URM-1 has an outer diameter of 2.9 m, and is 25.1 m long. The Angara 1.2 second stage booster has a diameter of 2.9 m and a length of up to 8.5 m. The RD-0124A engine is used as the Stage II main engine which utilizes the LOX / kerosene propellants.

The URM 1 has was flight demonstrated as the first stage of the Korean Space Launch Vehicle (KSLV-1) during missions in 2009, 2010 and 2013.

 

The Angara 1.2 Service Module

The service module for the Angara 1.2 is designed to generate velocity impulses to inject the spacecraft into its target orbit. It is also designed to support the required attitude during the coast phase of the mission while on transfer orbit and for spacecraft separation. The service module can generate velocity impulses for a de-orbiting maneuver from the spacecraft target orbit and uses 600 kg MON+MMH propellants.

The Angara 1.2 Payload Fairing

·        2.9 m in diameter

·        Clamshell design connected by mechanical pyro locks

·        Installed on the upper ring of Stage II

·       Three-layered composite with a honeycomb filling compound

 

For more information on the Angara 1.2 launch vehicle, please go to: http://www.ilslaunch.com/sites/default/files/pdf/Angara12-FactSheet.pdf
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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #1 on: 12/02/2018 09:48 am »
The launch time frame for KOMPSAT-6 should be announced in February 2019.
In March 2019 a fitcheck with KOMPSAT-6 is planned.

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=3640

Will the operational Angara 1.2 finally finish? A miracle!
Maybe I got it wrong too.

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #2 on: 12/03/2018 02:36 am »
The launch time frame for KOMPSAT-6 should be announced in February 2019.
In March 2019 a fitcheck with KOMPSAT-6 is planned.

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=3640

Will the operational Angara 1.2 finally finish? A miracle!
Maybe I got it wrong too.
Should complete it's test flights before the launch barring no more delays. It already pushing it.

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #3 on: 03/29/2019 03:59 pm »
https://tass.ru/kosmos/6241475

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The launch of the South Korean satellite using the Angara-1.2 rocket postponed
It was scheduled for 2020.


MOSCOW, March 21. / TASS /. The Angara-1.2 light class launch vehicle is manufactured for delivery to South Korea, but its launch will be postponed from 2020 to a later time. This was announced by the Director General of the State Space Research and Production Center (GKNPT) named after M.V. Khrunicheva Alexey Varachko in an interview with the newspaper Kommersant , published on Thursday.

"We have one contract <...> for the delivery of Angara-1.2 to South Korea. It is being manufactured, but they have their own difficulties in terms of payload, so the start-up since 2020 has shifted a little," Varochko said.

In 2016, a contract was launched for launching the South Korean satellite remote sensing satellite Kompsat-6 (Korea Multi-Purpose Satellite-6) using the Angara-1.2 rocket between the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) and International Launch Services (ILS, a subsidiary of Khrunichev Center). It was assumed that in March 2019 the fitting tests would begin, during which the transition system of the Khrunichev Center production interface with the structural-thermal model of the Kompsat-6 satellite would be docked.

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #4 on: 03/30/2019 01:41 am »
The KARI web site is still saying 2020.

https://www.kari.re.kr/eng/sub03_02_01.do
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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #5 on: 03/27/2020 10:13 pm »
https://twitter.com/anik1982space/status/1243492309766934528

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The second stage of the Angara-1.2 launch vehicle that has never flown before (from the new issue of the Russian Space magazine)

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #6 on: 03/28/2020 07:18 pm »
Tests of the adapter and separation system were postponed due to COVID-19.

http://www.khrunichev.ru/main.php?id=1&nid=3783

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KOMPSAT-6 satellite launch tests in South Korea postponed

03/18/2020

 

The pilot tests of the transition system adapter for launching the KOMPSAT-6 spacecraft, which were supposed to take place in South Korea, were suspended due to unfavorable epidemiological conditions.

 

As part of the fulfillment of contractual obligations to ensure the launch of the KOMPSAT-6 multipurpose spacecraft in the interests of KARI, last week, March 10, the Khrunichev Center delivered a transition system with separation means for conducting trial tests with the interface of the structural-thermal model of the spacecraft.

 

However, according to the decision of the parties participating in the launch of the South Korean satellite, due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation in the world and restrictions on movement between countries, the start of trial tests is postponed until the situation normalizes.

 

As part of the pilot tests, a team of specialists from the Khrunichev Center, Airbus Defense and Space, and International Launch Services will come to South Korea to test the docking of the transition system manufactured by the GKNPC them. M.V. Khrunicheva with the interface of the KOMPSAT-6 spacecraft, installation, tension and subsequent shooting of the locking tape manufactured by Airbus Defense and Space and measuring the actual levels of shock loads acting on the spacecraft.

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #7 on: 02/18/2021 01:56 pm »
https://en.topwar.ru/180096-raketu-angara-5-vpervye-zapustjat-s-kosmicheskim-apparatom-na-bortu.html

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Varochko also announced the postponement of the launch of the Angara light rocket with a South Korean satellite on board. The Russian side has nothing to do with this delay. The fact is that by the time of the scheduled launch, the spacecraft that the launch vehicle is supposed to deliver into orbit will not be ready yet. Therefore, it was decided to postpone the start to 2022. If, for some reason, the delivery of the South Korean satellite does not take place, then Angara-1.2 will remain at the disposal of the Khrunichev Center.

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #8 on: 10/08/2021 05:26 pm »
Cross-post; this launch could be the second scheduled Angara-A1.2 launch in 2022?
https://tass.ru/kosmos/12612333
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KOSMODROM Plessetsk / Arkhangelsk region /, October 8. / TASS /. Two launches of the Angara-A5 heavy carrier rocket and two launches of its light version are planned to be carried out from the Plesetsk cosmodrome next year, the  Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces Sergei Surovikin reported to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
 "Next year, two launches of the light" Angara "and two launches of the" Angara-A5 "rocket - heavy - are planned in order to complete the tests and begin serial production of the" Angara "missiles to perform further tasks of military space," he reported to Shoigu, who on Friday checks the modernization of the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region.
 The commander-in-chief also noted that the Angara-A5 rocket is being assembled, the launch date will be set on December 20.
 "The assembly of this space rocket is underway. We plan to conduct comprehensive tests on October 18-24, and launch readiness checks from December 16 to December 21. We will be ready to report to you on the specific launch date of this rocket on December 20," Surovikin Shoigu said.
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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #9 on: 05/01/2022 12:12 am »
Regarding the recent sanctions against Russia, has the Korean government made any announcements regarding how and when KOMPSAT-6 (Arirang 6) will launch?

The KARI web site still lists launch on an Angara-1.2 in H2 2021.

https://www.kari.re.kr/eng/sub03_02_01.do
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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #10 on: 05/01/2022 12:32 am »
Regarding the recent sanctions against Russia, has the Korean government made any announcements regarding how and when KOMPSAT-6 (Arirang 6) will launch?

The KARI web site still lists launch on an Angara-1.2 in H2 2021.

https://www.kari.re.kr/eng/sub03_02_01.do

Russian sanctions throw South Korean satellite missions into uncertainty [dated Mar. 2]

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South Korea’s CAS500-2 remote sensing satellite is set to launch in the first half of this year on a Russian Soyuz rocket from Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. South Korea’s KOMPSAT-6 multipurpose satellite, equipped with synthetic aperture radar (SAR), is due to launch in the second half of the year on a Russian Angara rocket from Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. “For now, nothing has changed to the plan,” Korea Aerospace Research Institute spokesman Roh Hyung-il told SpaceNews. “We are taking a close look at how the situation unfolds because it could have a significant impact on our missions.” He admitted that it’s “very likely” that the satellites won’t be launched as planned.

South Korea's 2022 budget for satellite projects still includes both satellites:

South Korea’s double-digit space budget boost [dated Apr. 21]

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The lion’s share of the 2022 space budget, or $276.4 million, is set aside for satellite projects, among them the CAS500-2 and KOMPSAT-6 Earth-observation satellites set to launch on separate Russian Soyuz rockets this year. These launches, however, are uncertain because of international sanctions imposed on Russian for invading Ukraine.

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #11 on: 05/01/2022 02:08 am »
The thread title has been prepended with “Cancelled”
Is that just assumed because the alternative is more than “very likely” not going to happen?
KARI says nothing has been decided, but…

Even if the Korean’s have pre-paid the majority of the launch costs, there are embargoes on further payments.
Then there’s dealing with Rogozin.
Anyone think he will politely demur?

Every country is going to have to choose sides.
Who can see the South Korean’s coming down on the side of a dictator invading a neighboring country,  unleashing missiles on the civilian population, and threatening the use of nuclear weapons?

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“This was a challenging competition for KOMPSAT-6 as we were bidding against a very strong field of commercial launch service providers,” said Thomas Carroll, ILS Vice President, Sales. Carroll continued, “ILS was selected under KARI’s extensive review process based on many factors. This confirms our position in the launch market segment as a preferred launch service provider. ILS’ 23 years of commercial launch service experience at the Baikonur Cosmodrome will serve customers well as we support Angara 1.2 launch services from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome.”
Plesetsk

So, assuming this payload is ready, who else was in that “challenging competition “ and can step in to launch it?
ISRO has appropriate rockets and thinks it can stay neutral. 
Does Vega have the capacity, both in terms of payload mass and manifest?
The Chinese PLA?
Who else can fly <3.5 tons to SSO in a short timeframe?
Someone perfectly content to antagonize the Russians?
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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #12 on: 05/01/2022 02:50 am »
<snip>
So, assuming this payload is ready, who else was in that “challenging competition “ and can step in to launch it?
ISRO has appropriate rockets and thinks it can stay neutral. 
Does Vega have the capacity, both in terms of payload mass and manifest?
The Chinese PLA?
Who else can fly <3.5 tons to SSO in a short timeframe?
Someone perfectly content to antagonize the Russians?
Most than likely the usual suspect will be announced by KARI.  ;D

ISRO launch schedule is full for this year. Doubtful that they can get the OneWeb satcoms up this year. ???

Think the Vega-C is required for the payload mass. However it hasn't flown yet. ???

You can rule the Chinese out due to ITAR considerations. And why would the South Koreans give the Chinese any tech data on this satellite. ::)

The only question is will the usual suspect launch KOMPSAT-6 out of Florida or Central California? Presuming KARI can arranged transportation to the launch site for the satellite. :)

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #13 on: 05/01/2022 07:54 am »
I  qualified my thread title edit with a "?".

I agree; I suspect that both KOMPSAT-6 and CAS500-2  will become Falcon 9 payloads.

On a related note, it will be interesting to see with whom and when all the "foreign" Glavkosmos rideshares end up re-booking their rides to orbit.
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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #14 on: 05/01/2022 08:28 am »
I  qualified my thread title edit with a "?".

I agree; I suspect that both KOMPSAT-6 and CAS500-2  will become Falcon 9 payloads.

On a related note, it will be interesting to see with whom and when all the "foreign" Glavkosmos rideshares end up re-booking their rides to orbit.

Same problem, as with OneWeb and others, the launchers are most likely already paid for. This money is gone.
A Falcon 9 launch has probably become more expensive than a launch at Glavkosmos.
The Falcon is said to be fully booked for the next 1 1/2 years, I have read in this connection.

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #15 on: 05/01/2022 08:42 am »
I  qualified my thread title edit with a "?".

I agree; I suspect that both KOMPSAT-6 and CAS500-2  will become Falcon 9 payloads.

On a related note, it will be interesting to see with whom and when all the "foreign" Glavkosmos rideshares end up re-booking their rides to orbit.

Same problem, as with OneWeb and others, the launchers are most likely already paid for. This money is gone.
A Falcon 9 launch has probably become more expensive than a launch at Glavkosmos.
The Falcon is said to be fully booked for the next 1 1/2 years, I have read in this connection.
However Starlink flights can be bumped for distressed customers unable to use Russian launchers. Especially if the US government provide some deadline extension for Starlink constellation deployment in exchange for the bumping.

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #16 on: 05/06/2022 12:28 am »
<snip>
So, assuming this payload is ready, who else was in that “challenging competition “ and can step in to launch it?
ISRO has appropriate rockets and thinks it can stay neutral. 
Does Vega have the capacity, both in terms of payload mass and manifest?
The Chinese PLA?
Who else can fly <3.5 tons to SSO in a short timeframe?
Someone perfectly content to antagonize the Russians?
Most than likely the usual suspect will be announced by KARI.  ;D

ISRO launch schedule is full for this year. Doubtful that they can get the OneWeb satcoms up this year. ???

Think the Vega-C is required for the payload mass. However it hasn't flown yet. ???

You can rule the Chinese out due to ITAR considerations. And why would the South Koreans give the Chinese any tech data on this satellite. ::)

The only question is will the usual suspect launch KOMPSAT-6 out of Florida or Central California? Presuming KARI can arranged transportation to the launch site for the satellite. :)

It did not occur to me that suggesting ISRO, ESA, the Chinese, or the like required an explicit indication of sarcasm.  ::)

To answer your question, SpaceX’s many Transporter rideshares to SSO seem to be launching from the Cape, SLC-40 IIANM.
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #17 on: 05/06/2022 08:19 am »
Kompsat-6 is relatively large. I'm not sure, whether it fits into the payload fairing of the PSLV-XL.
The 4th stage of the PSLV-XL is in the fairing.

The Vega-C may not have enough Ukrainian engines for all launches already booked.
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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #18 on: 02/01/2023 03:03 pm »
It has been confirmed that the launch of this satellite is now planned with Arianespace's Vega C rocket.
https://tass.com/science/1569951


EDIT: Launch scheduled for Q4 2023
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Re: Vega C : Kompsat-6 : NET December 2024
« Reply #19 on: 02/20/2023 05:07 pm »
The article does not name the satellite but it calls it a multipurpose satellite which is likely KOMPSAT-6 [Feb 20]

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Seoul last month revoked a contract with Moscow in favor of a European operator to launch a satellite into space.
“Our plans to launch a multipurpose satellite with Russia have entirely gone awry,” South Korean Vice Science Minister Oh Tae-Seog said in an interview.
South Korea paid Russia about 28.7 billion won ($22 million) of the 59.3 billion won planned under the canceled deal, according to lawmaker Park Wan-joo’s office.
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