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Status

Success

Cosmos 2542 & 2543

Launch Time
Mon Nov 25, 2019 17:52 UTC

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1v/Volga
VKS RF
Status: Active
Payload to LEO: 2,850 kg
Stages: 4
Strap-ons: 0
Fairing Diameter: 3.7 m
Fairing Height: 7.7 m

Mission Details

Cosmos 2542 & 2543

Following launch, the two classified spacecraft began intentionally flying near a multi-billion dollar American spy satellite (USA 245) in order to gain intelligence on the American spacecraft.
Payloads: 2
Low Earth Orbit

Location

Site 43/4, Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Stats

2019

84th orbital launch attempt

Soyuz 2.1v

6th mission
5th successful mission
4th consecutive successful mission