Zenit 3SLBF – Elektro-L #2 – Launch Profile

Launch Timeline

Time Event
T+0:00:00 RD-171 Ignition
T+0:00:03.5 Liftoff
T+0:01:06 Maximum Dynamic Pressure
T+0:02:25 Stage 1 Separation, Stage 2 Ignition
T+0:05:17 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:08:34 Second Stage Shutdown
T+0:08:35 Fregat Upper Stage Separation
T+1:13:39 Fregat Re-Orientation for 1st Burn
T+1:14:34 Fregat Main Engine Start
T+1:22:59 Fregat Shutdown
T+1:23:36 JTB Tank Separation
T+3:25:22 Fregat Re-Orientation for 2nd Burn
T+3:26:17 Fregat Main Engine Start
T+3:37:25 Fregat Shutdown
T+8:45:40 Fregat Re-Orientation for 3rd Burn
T+8:46:35 Fregat Main Engine Start
T+8:55:23 Fregat Shutdown
T+8:57:53 Elektro-L No. 2 Spacecraft Separation
T+9:01:34 Solar Array Deployment
T+9:15:53 Antenna Deployment
T+9:59:56 Spacecraft in Sun-Pointing Attitude

Launch Profile

Parking Orbit:

   Perigee: 167.1 km

   Apogee: 554.1 km

   Inclination: 51.35°

   Period: 1:31:36 (h:mm:ss)

Preliminary Orbit:

   Perigee: 280 km

   Apogee: 4306 km

   Inclination: 50.4°

   Period: 2:13:46 (h:mm:ss)

Transfer Orbit:

   Perigee: 338 km

   Apogee: 35,911 km

   Inclination: 48.6°

   Period: 10:35:54 (hh:mm:ss)

Geostationary Drift Orbit:

   Perigee: 35,424.9 km

   Apogee: 35,793 km

   Inclination: 0.5°

   Period: 23:46:40 (hh:mm:ss)

Mission Profile

Credit: Roscosmos
Credit: Roscosmos