Soyuz 2-1b launches “Persona-class” reconnaissance satellite for Russia

by | Jun 25, 2015 | Military space, Russia, Satellites, Seradata News, Soyuz | 0 comments

The Aerospace Defence Forces of Russia successfully launched a Soyuz-2.1b rocket from the Plesetsk launch site in Northern Russia on 23 June 2015 at 1644 GMT. Aboard was a Persona-class reconnaissance satellite, later dubbed Cosmos 2506, which was being carried for the Russian Defence Ministry.  The electro optical imaging satellite is believed to have a resolution of 0.5m with an exceptionally large swath of 1,300km.  The launch was the third Persona-class satellite in the series.

 

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