december, 2017

22dec00:00Soyuz 2-1A • Kanopus-V No. 3 & 4

Event Details

Launch Date: December 22, 2017
Launch Window: TBA
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 2-1A / Fregat-M
Launch Operator: Roscosmos
Launch Site: Vostochny 1S, Russia
Payload: Kanopus-V No. 3
Kanopus-V No. 4
Satellite Operator: Roscosmos

 

A Russian government-operated Soyuz will launch the Kanopus-V No. 3 and 4 Earth Observation Satellites into a Sun Synchronous Orbit from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s far east. This will be the third launch from Vostochny after the facility opened for business in 2016. Kanopus represents a constellation of small remote sensing spacecraft, operating alongside the large Resurs satellites that build Russia’s primary civilian Earth observation system, however, both Resurs and Kanopus have some overlap with the military. The Kanopus Satellites host three imaging payloads to capture high-resolution panchromatic images, multi-spectral and hyperspectral data.

 

Mission Resources:

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Soyuz 2-1A

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

📍 Launch Site Schedule

Time

(Friday) 00:00 UTC

Location

Vostochny 1S

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Oblast Amur, Russia, 676470

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