Sentinel-3A launch today !

Planned for today launch of the European Observation satellite Sentinel-3A, part of the Copernicus program, will be performed according to schedule at 17:57 GMT from launch site 133/3 in Plesetsk cosmodrome. Sentinel-3A is part of, being still under development, European program for creating constellation of observation satellites. It was designed by Thales Alenia Space with utilization […]

Glonass-M launched from Plesetsk !

Next satellite covering demands of Glonass navigation system was launched successfully from Plesetsk Cosmodrome today at 00:21 GMT. Tendency of developing own navigation systems could be spotted with ease. Roscosmos have just launched Soyuz-2.1B with new Glonass-M n°56 on atop which will be next element of Glonass, Russian navigation system developed by Russian Aerospace Defence […]

Kanopus-ST (Kosmos-2511) lost contact with ground control

It seems that announced success of launching Kanopus-ST military satellite seemed to be premature.  Mission of Kanopus-ST was started at 5 December 2015 (post about launch is here) and seemed that will be success. Unfortunately Kosmos-2511 lost contact with ground control and it seemed that became space debris. It was announced that satellite failed to separate […]

Russian military satellites successfully launched yesterday – Kosmos-2511 and Kosmos-2512 on orbit

Russian Ministry of Defense announced that launching of two satellites, Kosmos-2511 and Kosmos-2512, was ended with success. Mission of two Kosmos satellites was firstly scheduled to February 2015. It was postponed to December 9th, but it seems that everything went more than correct and yesterday, on 17:03 Moscow Time, Satellites were launched. Both Kosmos-2511 and […]