• The rocket "Soyuz" was launched with a record number of satellites

  • Rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" was launched with a record for Russia by the number of satellites. The separation of the third stage carrier with 73 vehicles should occur at 09:45 Moscow time. About it reports TASS.

    The launch of the rocket "Soyuz-2.1 a" with the upper stage "Fregat" took place on 14 July 2017 at 09:36 Moscow time from the Baikonur cosmodrome, the separation of the first stage (the four corner blocks) occurred two minutes later second — five.

    As payload in the head part of the carrier set of the spacecraft "kanopus-V-IK" and a group of 72 small satellites. Branch of a larger device from the upper stage is planned at 10:38 Moscow time, the small apparatus in three stages until 17:41 Moscow time. 18:18 "Frigate" had to leave the orbit.

    Before the Russian record for number of simultaneously running satellites (36 units) belonged to the rocket "Dnepr" was launched on 20 June 2014 from Kapustin Yar. International record belongs to India, which is February 15, 2017 at PSLV-XL launched 104 satellite

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