Soyuz 2-1B/Fregat M puts Glonass M-57 (Cosmos 2529) navsat into correct Medium Earth Orbit

by | Nov 6, 2018 | Launches, Military space, Russia, Satellites, Seradata News

At 2017 GMT on 3 November 2018, a Soyuz 2-1B/Fregat M successfully put the Russian GLONASS M-57 navigation satellite into orbit after launch from its Plesetsk launch site in Northern Russia. The Glonass/Uragan system, like its US equivalent GPS, is actually a military spacecraft constellation but whose navigation timing signals have extensive civilian applications. As such the GLONASS M-57 spacecraft was given the military designation Cosmos 2529 (Kosmos 2529). The spacecraft was put into a Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) of circa 19,163 x 19,122 km at an inclination of 64.8 degrees relative to the equator.

Flag of the Russian Federation

About Seradata

Seradata produce the renowned SpaceTrak Launch & Satellite Database. Trusted by 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, SpaceTrak is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).

For more information go to www.seradata.com/spacetrak

Related Articles

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Starlink Group 5-2

On 26 January 2023, at 0932 GMT, a Falcon 9v1.2FT Block 5 successfully launched 56 Starlink Gen2 satellites from Space Read more

Tianwen 1 mission’s Zhurong-1 Mars rover may have expired in its sleep

SpaceNews reports (quoting the South China Morning Post) that the Zhurong 1 Mars rover as part of the Tianwen 1 Read more

Japan completes its first launch of the year of the radar reconnaissance satellite IGS RADAR-7

Kicking off its launch year, Japan has placed a radar reconnaissance satellite into near-500 km sun-synchronous low Earth orbit (LEO). Read more

Tom Cruise may have saved cinema industry with Top Gun-Maverick but he has even higher movie plans with space station studio module now ordered

While action film actor Tom Cruise has his detractors, you cannot say he is not successful. Recently starring in the Read more

NASA goes Nuclear-Thermal as it plans to launch engine on DARPA’s DRACO project’s X-NTRV technology test mission in 2027

Nuclear Thermal rocket propulsion has been mooted since the 1960s. The idea is to use nuclear power to heat rocket Read more

Rocket Lab’s Electron KS rocket performs another successful launch – this time from the US East Coast

After another day's delay due to bad weather, a Rocket Lab Electron KS rocket successfully launched three 30 kg Hawk Read more

SpaceX Falcon 9 launches Starlink Group 2-4 from Vandenberg

At 1543 GMT on 19 January a SpaceX Falcon 9v1.2FT Block 5 rocket conducted its first Starlink mission of 2023. Read more

Categories

Archives