LAUNCH CENTER

Launch Image
Success
Tue May 16 2000
Eurockot Launch Services

SimSat 1 & 2

Launch Successful
LAUNCH PREVIEW

Launch Time

May 16, 2000 at 4:27 AM EDT

(May 16, 2000 at 8:27 AM UTC)

Launch Window Start

May 16, 2000 at 4:27 AM EDT

(May 16, 2000 at 8:27 AM UTC)

Launch Window End

May 16, 2000 at 4:27 AM EDT

(May 16, 2000 at 8:27 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

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    MISSION OVERVIEW
    • Type: Test Flight
    • The SimSat (Simulated Satellite) payloads were dynamic mass models representing Iridium satellites. They were used on the first Rokot-KM launch to test the dynamics of the Iridium launch dispenser and the new Briz-KM upper stage.
    COMPLEX OVERVIEW

    Location

    Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

    Pad

    133/3 (133L)