Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Glonass-M No. 60

Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M | Glonass-M No. 60

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

Glonass-M, also known as Uragan-M, are the second generation of Uragan satellite design used 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 weighs 1415 kg, is equipped with 12 L-band antennas, and has an operational lifetime of 7 years.

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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.

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Soyuz 2.1B Fregat-M


Height 46.30 Meters

Max Stages 4

Mass To GTO 3250 kg

Liftoff Thrust 4150 kN

Diameter 10.30 Meters

Mass To LEO 8200 kg

Liftoff Mass 313 Tonnes


Launch Success 13

Consecutive Success 13

Maiden Flight 2008-07-26

Launch Failures 0


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