Meteor-M No.2-4

Launch Overview

Liftoff Time
February 22, 2024 GMT (00:00 UTC)

Who is ROSCOSMOS?

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

What Is Soyuz 2.1a Fregat-M?

The 2.1a version includes conversion from analog to digital flight control system and uprated engines on the booster and the first stage with improved injection systems. The new digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to launch from a fixed rather than angled launch platform and adjust its heading in flight. A digital control system also enables the launch of larger commercial satellites with wider and longer payload fairings such as the ST-type fairing. These fairings introduce too much aerodynamic instability for the old analog system to handle.

Engines

RD-107A

The RD-107 and its sibling RD-108 initially used to launch the R-7 Semyorka missiles, The RD-107 engine were later used on space launch vehicles based on the R-7 missile, As of 2021 Vary similar RD-107A and RD-108A were used to launch the Soyuz 2.1a and Soyuz 2.1b

RD-108A

The RD-108 and its sibling RD-107 initially used to launch the R-7 Semyorka missiles, The RD-107 engine were later used on space launch vehicles based on the R-7 missile, As of 2021 Vary similar RD-107A and RD-108A were used to launch the Soyuz 2.1a and Soyuz 2.1b

RD-0110

S5.92

Complex Overview

Launch Facility
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
Launch Pad
Cosmodrome Site 1S
Turnaround Time
6 months

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