Soyuz 2.1b | Pion-NKS No. 1 (Kosmos 2550)

Soyuz 2.1b | Pion-NKS No. 1 (Kosmos 2550)

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

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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.

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Pion-NKS No. 1 (Kosmos 2550)

The Russian Pion-NKS (14F139) satellites are the naval component of the next generation ELINT satellite system Liana. As a replacement for both the passive ELINT US-PM and the active radar US-A, they carry both ELINT sensors as well as an active radar.

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Soyuz 2.1b


Height 46.30 Meters

Max Stages 3

Mass To GTO 3250 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 2.95 Meters

Mass To LEO 8200 kg

Liftoff Mass 312 Tonnes


Launch Success 13

Consecutive Success 13

Maiden Flight Unknown

Launch Failures 0


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spacevogel

2021-06-25T21:08:52+0000

Launch success confirmed

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spacevogel

2021-06-25T20:01:37+0000

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-06-24T00:57:18+0000

New launch time.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-06-21T15:58:49+0000

NOTAMs issued.

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Cosmic_Penguin

2021-06-18T01:30:53+0000

Added launch per TASS report, drop zones and insider sources (https://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=36678.msg2253618#msg2253618).

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