february, 2018

01feb02:07Soyuz 2-1A • Kanopus-V No. 3 & 4

Event Details

Launch Date: February 1, 2018
Launch Window: 02:07:18 UTC
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 2-1A / Fregat-M
Launch Operator: Roscosmos
Launch Site: Vostochny 1S, Russia
Payloads: Kanopus-V No. 3
Kanopus-V No. 4
Satellite Operator: Roscosmos
Scondary Payloads: 4x S-NET
4x Lemur-2
D-Star ONE v1.1 Phoenix


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:

➡ Mission Updates

📺 Live Launch Coverage

🚀 Launch Vehicle Overview: Soyuz 2-1A

🛰 Payload Overview: Kanopus-V

Countdown Timeline

Flight Profile

Launch Weather

📍 Launch Site Schedule


(Thursday) 02:07 UTC


Vostochny 1S

Vostochny Cosmodrome, Oblast Amur, Russia, 676470