LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Mon Nov 08 2004
Russian Space Forces

GVM Oblik

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

November 8, 2004 at 12:29 PM EST

(November 8, 2004 at 5:29 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

November 8, 2004 at 12:29 PM EST

(November 8, 2004 at 5:29 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

November 8, 2004 at 12:29 PM EST

(November 8, 2004 at 5:29 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Government/Top Secret
    • Oblik-Dummy was Zenit-8 (Oblik) spy sat, which has been in storage long beyond its service live and was converted to an instrumented dummy payload for the maiden launch of the new Soyuz-2-1a launch vehicle. The photographic equipment was removed and the vehicle was fitted with vibration and thermal sensors designed to measure the launch environment of the new launch vehicle.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

    Pad

    43/4 (43R)