Soyuz Flight Profile (Meteor-M 2-1 & Others)

Launch Timeline

Time Event
T-0:00:20 Launch Command
T-0:00:14 Preliminary Thrust Level
T-0:00:05 To Full Thrust Level
T+0:00:00 LIFTOFF
T+0:01:58 Booster Separation
T+0:04:46 Core Stage Shutdown
T+0:04:46 Payload Fairing Jettison
T+0:04:47 3rd Stage Ignition & Staging
T+0:04:57 Aft Section Cover Jettison
T+0:09:23 3rd Stage Separation
T+0:10:23 Fregat First Burn
Burn Duration: 1:17
T+0:11:40 Fregat Upper Stage Cutoff
T+0:58:24 Fregat Re-Start
Duration: 00:57
T+0:59:21 Fregat Shutdown
T+1:00:22 Meteor-M 2-1 Separation
T+1:39:15 Fregat Re-Start
Duration: 00:23
T+1:39:38 Fregat Shutdown
T+2:19:57 IDEA OSG 1 Separation
T+2:31:35 Fregat Re-Start
Duration: 00:16
T+2:31:51 Fregat Shutdown
T+2:33:31 Separation of Baumanets 2
T+2:38:14 Separation of SEAM, AISSat-3 & CubeSats? (15 Minutes)
T+3:17:35 Fregat Re-Start
Duration: 00:23
T+3:17:58 Fregat Shutdown
T+4:08:15 Fregat Re-Start
Duration: 00:45
T+4:09:00 Fregat Shutdown
T+4:12:20 Separation of LEO Vantage
T+5:00:55 Fregat Deorbit Burn
Duration: 00:38
T+5:35:11 Fregat Re-Entry (Pacific Ocean)

Mission Data

Mission: Soyuz / Meteor-M 2-1
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz  2-1B / Fregat
Launch Site: 1S Vostochny Cosmodrome
Primary Payload: Meteor-M 2-1 (2,750kg)
Secondary Payloads: 4 MicroSats (6.5-86kg), 14 CubeSats

Launch Date: November 28, 2017
Launch Time: 05:41:46 UTC

Mission Duration: 5 Hours & 35 Minutes
Mission Design: Four-Orbit Mission w/ Deorbit

Orbital Data

Meteor-M 2-1 Target Orbit:
Type: Sun Synchronous Orbit
Perigee: 788.9 km
Apogee: 828.7 km
Inclination: 98.57°

IDEA OSG 1 Target Orbit:
Type: Elliptical Low Earth Orbit
Perigee: 581.6 km
Apogee: 814.2 km
Inclination: 97.95°

Baumanets 2 Target Orbit:
Type: Sun Synchronous Orbit
Perigee: 592.7 km
Apogee: 600.1 km
Inclination: 97.76°

CubeSat / AISSat Target Orbit:
Type: Sun Synchronous Orbit
Perigee: 583.9 km
Apogee: 601.8 km
Inclination: 97.76°
Satellites: SEAM & AISSat-3 (+ D-Star One, Corvus, Lemurs ?)

Vantage LEO 2 Target Orbit:
Type: Circular Low Earth Orbit
Perigee: 996.8 km
Apogee: 1,002.2 km
Inclination: 99.46°

Image: Glavkosmos
Image: Arianespace/Lavochkin Association