LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue Feb 08 2000
Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

IRDT 1

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

February 8, 2000 at 6:20 PM EST

(February 8, 2000 at 11:20 PM UTC)

Launch Window Start

February 8, 2000 at 6:20 PM EST

(February 8, 2000 at 11:20 PM UTC)

Launch Window End

February 8, 2000 at 6:20 PM EST

(February 8, 2000 at 11:20 PM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Earth Science
    • IRDT (Inflatable Re-Entry and Descent Technology) is a new technology to return payloads from orbit without a heavy heatshield and parachute system. A inflatable cone provides protection during reentry and a second inflatable extension of the cone reduces the speed further for a safe landing.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

    Pad

    31/6