Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat | Glonass-K1

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat | Glonass-K1

43/4 (43R)
Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Glonass-K are the third generation of satellite design for GLONASS satellite navigation system. GLONASS is a Russian space-based navigation system comparable to the similar GPS and Galileo systems. This generation improves on accuracy, power consumption and design life. Each satellite is unpressurized and weighs 935 kg, and has an operational lifetime of 10 years.













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Russian Space Forces

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.


Soyuz 2.1B Fregat

Height 46.30 Meters

Max Stages 4

Mass To GTO 3250 kg

Liftoff Thrust 4150 kN

Diameter 2.95 Meters

Mass To LEO 8200 kg

Liftoff Mass 312 Tonnes

Launch Success 16

Consecutive Success 4

Maiden Flight 2006-12-27

Launch Failures 2


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