From the Vostochny cosmodrome launched rocket “Soyuz-2.1 b” with hydro meteorological satellite “meteor-M” №2-1, the student’s device “Baumanets-2” and 17 foreign nano-satellites, reports the Kremlin propaganda online RIA Novosti.
“The contact of ascent (the command for “separation” from the starting complex)”, – said the speaker on the launch pad.
Later, from the rocket has separated the upper stage “Fregat”.
“Meteor” is designed to collect information which is used to forecast the weather. Satellite data will help to determine the temperature on the surface of seas and moisture distribution in the atmosphere.
The orbit also went to 18 satellites payloads, including “Baumanets-2”. It was developed by students of Moscow state technical University by order of the University to NPO Mashinostroyenia. Onboard is a camera with a resolution of 18 to 36 meters, small laser propulsion system, as well as computer equipment for experiments.
Under a payload fairing of the rocket is the apparatus LEO Vantage, the Norwegian satellite monitoring of the seas AISSat-3, the observer for the space debris IDEA and a satellite to study the Earth’s magnetosphere SEAM.
In addition, the orbit will withdraw 10 units of the Maritime vessel tracking LEMUR, two American agricultural satellite Landmapper-BC and German experimental apparatus D-StarOne. The latter should be separated from the upper stage “Fregat” at 12:54 GMT (11:54 KSK), after which the block would be flooded in the Pacific ocean at 14:17 GMT (13:17 KSK).
The first launch from the spaceport took place in April last year. The launch took place at first because initially, the automation failed.
At the same time, Interfax, citing a source in the rocket and space industry reported that the experts that control the orbit insertion of the satellite “meteor-M”, still have not received the telemetry of the spacecraft, there may be a problem on the booster.
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