Soyuz Rocket blasts off with Glonass Navigation Satellite to replenish aging Constellation

Russia’s Soyuz workhorse rocket lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 8:44 UTC on Sunday, embarking on a three-and-a-half-hour mission to a 19,100-Kilometer orbit around Earth to deliver a Glonass-M navigation satellite, replenishing the aging constellation as part of standard upkeep and maintenance.

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Pre-Dawn Soyuz Launch successfully places Galileo Satellite Pair into Orbit

A Soyuz rocket raced into the early morning skies over French Guiana on Tuesday carrying a pair of Galileo satellites into orbit in the continuing deployment of Europe’s Galileo Satellite Navigation System that is set to begin initial services by the end of the year.

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Glonass Navigation Constellation Replenishment Mission reaches target Orbit

Russia became the third country to send a navigation satellite into orbit this week when a Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 0:21 UTC on Sunday on a critical mission to replenish Russia’s Glonass Satellite Navigation Constellation.

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Glonass Satellite blasts off atop Soyuz Rocket to replenish Russian Navigation Constellation

Russia’s Soyuz rocket thundered into the night skies over the country’s prime military launch site Saturday night, lifting off with a Glonass-M navigation satellite to replenish the Glonass satellite constellation in orbit 19,000 Kilometers above Earth.

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Photos: All Orbital Launches of 2015

The year 2015 saw 87 orbital launch attempts from spaceports across the globe – 84 missions reached orbit in a year that saw 82 successful orbital launches. Here are photos of all of 2015’s space launches.

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2015 Space Launch Statistics

The year 2015 saw a total of 87 known orbital launch attempts operated by seven nations from space ports in eight countries.

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Next Pair of Galileo Navigation Satellites enters Orbit after successful Soyuz Launch

A Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket blasted off from French Guiana on Thursday, lifting a pair of European Galileo Navigation Satellites into a Medium Earth Orbit 23,200 Kilometers high in a mission lasting close to four hours.

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Soyuz Rocket blasts off from French Guiana with two Galileo Satellites, Initial Parking Orbit reached

Russia’s Soyuz workhorse launch vehicle blasted off from its tropical launch site in French Guiana on Thursday at 11:51 UTC, embarking on a mission to deliver the 11th and 12th satellite in the Galileo satellite navigation system to orbit.

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Russia’s 1st EKS Missile Warning Satellite enters surprising Orbit

Russia’s first EKS Missile Early Warning satellite launched on Tuesday reached a surprising orbit, as evident in tracking data published in the overnight hours. Instead of entering the synonymous Tundra orbit, the Soyuz 2-1B/Fregat-M launch vehicle delivered the ‘Tundra’ spacecraft to a standard Molniya orbit.

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Russia’s Soyuz Rocket successfully launches Tundra Missile Warning Satellite

A Russian Soyuz 2-1B rocket blasted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 6:34 UTC on Tuesday, carrying into orbit the first Tundra EKS Missile Early Warning Satellite, marking the start of the closure of a critical gap in Russia’s early detection system for incoming ballistic missiles.

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Next Galileo Satellite Pair enters Orbit after successful Soyuz Launch

A Soyuz rocket thundered into the early morning skies over the Amazon on Friday, blasting off from the Guiana Space Center on a mission to deliver the next pair of Galileo navigation satellites into orbit in the continued deployment of Europe’s satellite navigation system.

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