september, 2018

15sep00:00Proton-M • Spektr-RG

Event Details

Launch Date: September 2018
Launch Window: TBA
Launch Vehicle: Proton-M / Block DM-03
Launch Operator: Roscosmos
Launch Site: Site 81/24, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan (TBC)
Payload: Spektr-RG (2,647kg)
Payload Type: X-Ray Space Observatory
Spacecraft Manufacturer: NPO Lavochkin


A Russian government-operated Proton-M rocket with Block DM-03 upper stage will launch the Spektr-RG space telescope setting out to enter a halo orbit around the Sun-Earth Lagrange Point 2. The Russian-German observatory-class mission will study the interplanetary magnetic field, galaxies and black holes via a complement of five telescopes covering a broad energy range from the far ultraviolet to the hard X-ray spectrum. The spacecraft hosts the eROSITA and ART-XC instrument that are expected to operate for 7.5 years to complete a four-year all-sky survey followed by 3.5 years of pointed observations.


Mission Resources:

? Launch Vehicle Overview: Proton-M /DM-03

Countdown Timeline

Launch Weather

? Launch Site Schedule


(Saturday) 00:00 UTC


Baikonur Site 81/24

Baikonur Cosmodrome