Soyuz Cluster Launch

Russia's Soyuz 2-1A Rocket is targeting liftoff from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan on Friday, July 14 with a cluster of 73 satellites headed into Sun Synchronous Orbit for Earth Observation, meteorology, technology demonstrations and science. The primary payload of the flight, the 600kg Kanopus I-VK Earth Observer, will be joined by five microsatellites ranging from 17 to 120 Kilograms and 67 CubeSats.

Soyuz, flying with a Fregat upper stage, will first inject the primary payload into its target orbit ahead of another series of maneuvers to deploy the secondary payloads into two different orbits.

Live Video by Roscosmos/Tsenki

Launch Date: July 14, 2017Flying Laptop
Time: 06:36:49 UTCCICERO 1, 2 & 3
Launch Site: Site 31/6, BaikonurCorvus-BC 1 & 2
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz 2-1A / Fregat-MWNISAT-1R
Payload: 73 SatellitesTechnoSat
Ascent Duration: 8 Hours & 42 MinNORSAT-1
Target Orbit: 3 different SSOs NORSAT 2
Launch UpdatesMayak
Kanopus V-IK SatelliteNanoACE
Soyuz 2-1A Launch VehicleMKA-N 1 & 2
Countdown TimelineEight Lemur 2
Launch ProfileFlock-2k