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News Archive / Tagged: Rokot

  • Sentinel-5P rides to orbit on former ICBM launcher

    Lloyd CampbellOctober 13th, 2017

    A Rockot three-stage launcher provided the boost into orbit for the European Space Agency’s newest environmental observation satellite, the Sentinel-5 Precursor – also known as Sentinel-5P.

  • Rokot launcher blasts off with Russian Geo-IK-2 geodesy satellite

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 4th, 2016

    Russia successfully launched a Rokot booster on Saturday, June 4, carrying the country’s latest geodesy satellite. The spacecraft, named Geo-IK-2 No.12, lifted off at 10:00 a.m. EDT (14:00 GMT) from Site 133/3 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

  • Russia to launch Geo-IK-2 satellite on Saturday amid protests in Canada

    Tomasz NowakowskiJune 4th, 2016

    Russia is gearing up to launch its newest Geo-IK-2 geodesy satellite atop a Rokot booster on Saturday, June 4. Launch preparations are underway – despite voices of concern being raised in Canada about the rocket's toxic fuel possibly polluting the waters near Ellesmere Island.

  • Sentinel-3A Earth-observing satellite successfully launches from Plesetsk

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 16th, 2016

    Europe successfully launched the Sentinel-3A satellite on Tuesday, Feb. 16, expanding its fleet of Earth observation spacecraft. The satellite lifted off from Site 133/3 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia at 12:57 p.m. EST (17:57 GMT) atop a Russian Rokot booster.

  • European Sentinel-3A Earth observation satellite ready for launch from Plesetsk

    Tomasz NowakowskiFebruary 15th, 2016

    A Russian Rokot booster stands ready at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome, in northern Russia. It is primed to send a European Earth-observing satellite into space on Tuesday, Feb. 16. The Sentinel-3A spacecraft is scheduled to lift off from Plesetsk’s Site 133/3 at 12:57 p.m. EST (17:57 GMT).

  • Russia launches three Rodnik military satellites into orbit

    Tomasz NowakowskiSeptember 25th, 2015

    The Russian Aerospace Defence Forces (VKO) successfully launched a Rokot light-class carrier rocket with three Rodnik military satellites this week. The launch took place at 6:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 23 (22:00 GMT; 1:00 a.m. Moscow Time Thursday, Sept. 24) from the launch site 133/3 at the Plesetsk Space Center, located in northwestern Russia.