Rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” put into orbit a record for the number of satellites
The launch was held in a regular mode.
MOSCOW, July 14. /TASS/. The carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1 a” was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome (Kazakhstan) in 9:36 GMT, brought a record number of satellites into a suborbital trajectory, TASS reported today in the state Corporation “Roscosmos”.
“Fixed Department head unit from the third stage of the carrier rocket,” said the Corporation.
The composition of the head block includes the upper stage “Fregat” spacecraft “kanopus-V-IK” and a group of 72 small satellites. This is a record number of satellites in the national cosmonautics history, running simultaneously.
This is a record number of satellites in the national cosmonautics history, running simultaneously.
Along with the “Kanopus-V-IK” is designed to detect fires and operational monitoring of emergency situations sent into orbit microsatellite “lighthouse”, two small camera for Earth observation MKA-N. In addition, the space launched the microsatellite Flying Laptop and TechnoSat (Germany), WNISAT-1R (Japan), NorSat-1 and NorSat-2 (Norway/Canada), 48 microsatellites Dove type 3U CubeSat (USA), three CICERO of type 6U CubeSat (USA), two Corvus-BC type 6U CubeSat (USA), eight LEMUR type 3U CubeSat (USA), NanoACE type 3U CubeSat (USA), the spacecraft “spark-MAI-85” of type 3U CubeSat (Moscow Aviation Institute) and “Ecuador UTE-SWSU” type 1U CubeSat (southwest State University).