Three Gonets-M satellites are launched on a Soyuz – plus a small nanosat

by | Dec 3, 2020 | Launches, Military space, Russia, Satellites

At 0114 GMT on 3 December 2020 a Russian Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat launch vehicle was launched from the Plesetsk launch site in Northern Russia.  The three main payloads were Gonets-M store forward communications satellites. There was one other satellite aboard – a small Russian military satellite officially called Cosmos 2548 but also known as ERA 1, which is a nanosatellite testing out new technologies.

The business end of the Soyuz 2-1b/Fregat launching on 3 December 2020. Courtesy: Roscosmos

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