Soyuz 2-1V launches military sat for geodesy measurement

by | Jun 26, 2017 | Military space, Russia, Satellites, Seradata News

A Soyuz 2-1V launch vehicle successfully lofted a military satellite for Russia codenamed Cosmos 2519 (Kosmos 2519).  The spacecraft is also believed to be named Napryazhenie 1 as it is thought to be the first satellite in a new series of geodetic/geodesy studying satellites as part of Russia’s Nivelir-ZU programme.  The spacecraft is thought to be jointly built by NPO Lavochkin and Tsskb Progress.

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The spacecraft which measures the shape of the Earth for mapping and gravitiational measurement purposes was launched into a 669 x 654 km Sun-synchronous low Earth orbit at an inclination of 98 degrees.

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