Author Topic: Kosmos-3M launch with Parus and Sterkh satellites - July 21, 2009  (Read 7847 times)

Offline anik

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According to http://www.tsenki.com/index.asp the launch of Kosmos-3M rocket with Kosmos (Parus) and Sterkh No. 1 satellites from Plesetsk cosmodrome is planned in July 2009.
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The launch is planned at 03:57:43 UTC tomorrow.

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Is it going to be covered?
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according to http://astro.zeto.czest.pl/plan.htm

21.07.2009 o 03:57:43 z wyrzutni LC132/1 w Plesiecku wystartuje RN Kosmos-3M. Wyniesie ona w T+35' na orbitę o planowanych parametrach: hp=956 km, ha=1000 km, i=82,97° wojskowego satelitę nawigacyjnym typu Parus systemu Cykada oraz satelitę Sterch-1.

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The weather is just ok....

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I haven't got any evidence  indicated  the launch taken on time....

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I haven't got any evidence  indicated  the launch taken on time....

Launch was on time.
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Anybody could tell me ,was the launch successful?
Any report or news?

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http://en.rian.ru/russia/20090721/155571272.html

A Russian rocket carrying one military and one civilian satellite lifted off on Tuesday from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, a spokesman for Space Forces said.

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A short video on vesti.ru without showing the actual launch...

http://www.vesti.ru/videos?vid=233333

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According to Lenta.ru there are less than ten Kosmos-3Ms left, with the last launch scheduled for 2011:
http://www.lenta.ru/news/2009/07/21/rocket/

Does anyone have an exact number?

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Sterkh No.1 satellite has successfully separated from Parus satellite on 5th or 6th revolution.

A short video on vesti.ru without showing the actual launch...

Zvezda TV-channel has shown video of today's launch: http://tvroscosmos.ru/frm/kosmostv/zvezda/zvezda210709.php

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There have been 21 Kosmos 3M launches since 2000, if I understand Ed Kyle's number correctly. I am pretty sure that production was halted in the early nineties and that they were discussing restarting production in 2005.

This must have happened because I find it hard to believe that the current launch rate could have been sustained from cold war stock alone. What mystifies me is the number remaining, maybe production takes place in batches, instead of "on demand".
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Kosmos 3M Launch Photo available on Mil.ru
http://www.mil.ru/info/1069/details/index.shtml?id=64978

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The launch has been performed fourty years and ONE minute after the first step on the Moon !
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According to Lenta.ru there are less than ten Kosmos-3Ms left, with the last launch scheduled for 2011:
http://www.lenta.ru/news/2009/07/21/rocket/

Does anyone have an exact number?

To answer my own question, according to RSW there were "around ten" remaining in 2006. If I assume that this figure was given before the launch at the end of that year, it leaves us with "around" two remaining.

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Quote from: GW_Simulations
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To answer my own question, according to RSW there were "around ten" remaining in 2006. If I assume that this figure was given before the launch at the end of that year, it leaves us with "around" two remaining.

GW_Simulations, the news is dated 7 days ago. So the number should have been given according to that day, not 2006. The remaining Kosmos-3M will be marketed by Russian Strategic Forces.
« Last Edit: 07/28/2009 10:57 AM by osiossim »

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Quote from: GW_Simulations
[/quote

To answer my own question, according to RSW there were "around ten" remaining in 2006. If I assume that this figure was given before the launch at the end of that year, it leaves us with "around" two remaining.

GW_Simulations, the news is dated 7 days ago. So the number should have been given according to that day, not 2006. The remaining Kosmos-3M will be marketed by Russian Strategic Forces.

As I stated above, according to RSW, the same figure was given in 2006.
« Last Edit: 07/28/2009 11:02 AM by GW_Simulations »

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I have heard that Khrunichev (after taking over the Poljot facilities in Omsk) has made available two Kosmos for commercial exploitation. One of them is a classical Kosmos 3M. Apparently, the other one is supposed to be converted from a suborbital Kosmos vehicle (Kosmos 3MR). Could this be? Is there anyone who has more information available?

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Five years after this launch, I realize that the Parus satellite was very strange, since it did not have the mast for gravitational stabilisation... Anyone has explanation ?
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