Next Spaceflight

Status

Success

Cosmos 2540

Launch Time
Fri Aug 30, 2019 14:00 UTC
Penultimate flight of Rokot.

Rocket

Rokot/Briz-KM
VKS RF
Status: Retired
Price: $41.8 million
Payload to LEO: 1,950 kg
Stages: 3
Strap-ons: 0
Rocket Height: 29.0 m

Mission Details

Cosmos 2540 (Geo-IK-2 No.13L)

The Geo-IK-2 is a Russian series of new generation civilian geodesy satellites replacing the Soviet Union's Geo-IK and Sfera constellations. They are intended to be used to create high precision three-dimensional maps of the Earth's surface, and to monitor plate tectonics. The satellites are produced by ISS Reshetnev. They operate in a circular orbit at an altitude of around 1,000 kilometers (620 mi) above the Earth's surface.
Payloads: 1
Total Mass: 1,400 kg
Polar Orbit

Location

Stats

2019

63rd orbital launch attempt

Rokot

33rd mission
30th successful mission
13th consecutive successful mission