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    Russian Military Satellites: Development and Launches

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    Post  GarryB Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:53 pm

    It calls it an inspector satellite for orbital surveillance, but the name Nivelir seems to mean Spirit Level... as used in surveying and navigation etc...

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sun Oct 16, 2022 3:50 am

    Angara-1.2 launch vehicle puts military satellite in orbit

    MOSCOW, October 16. /TASS/. The Kosmos-2560 satellite launched in interests of the Russian Defense Ministry from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in the Archangelsk Region using the Angara-1.2 light launch vehicle was successfully put into the target orbit, the Ministry told reporters on Sunday.

    The light launch vehicle with the spacecraft blasted off at 22:55 Moscow time on Saturday.

    "The Kosmos-2560 spacecraft launched by combat crews of the Space Force of Russia’s Aerospace Forces from the State Test Cosmodrome Plesetsk was placed on the target orbit at the estimated time and was taken for tracking by terrestrial facilities of the Russian Defense Ministry," the Ministry said.

    Robust telecommunication is being maintained with the satellite and its onboard systems are functioning normally, the Ministry added.

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    Post  George1 Sun Oct 16, 2022 1:06 pm

    It is an EMKA small military optical reconnaissance satellite

    https://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/emka.htm

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    Post  lancelot Sun Oct 16, 2022 6:18 pm

    The description for the first two satellites in that website is probably wrong. The Russian government said the second satellite, which this site says was "dead", was a target for Peresvet and it is likely the first one was a target as well.

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    Post  Big_Gazza Mon Oct 17, 2022 3:47 am

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    Post  George1 Mon Oct 17, 2022 7:45 pm

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sat Oct 22, 2022 1:36 am

    A Soyuz-2.1v rocket with two satellites on board was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome

    The devices were assigned serial numbers "Cosmos-2561" and "Cosmos-2562"

    MOSCOW, 22 October. /TASS/. The Russian Aerospace Forces launched a Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Saturday.

    "On October 21, from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, in the interests of the Russian Ministry of Defense, a Soyuz-2.1v light-class carrier rocket was launched with spacecraft on board. The spacecraft were assigned the serial numbers Cosmos-2561 and Cosmos-2562," it says. in a departmental announcement.

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    More info from Anatoly Zak... he's a good source  even if he is a comprador 5th columnist faggot. Razz

    http://www.russianspaceweb.com/cosmos-2561.html

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    Post  Big_Gazza Sat Oct 22, 2022 1:58 am

    Nice infogram of the recent Angara-1.2/Kosmos-2560 launch

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    Post  Big_Gazza Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:45 am

    Another Soyuz launch  thumbsup

    Soyuz-2.1b rocket with spacecraft launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome

    MOSCOW, 1 December. /TASS/. On Thursday, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with spacecraft in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. This was reported to journalists in the defense department.

    "On December 1, 2022, from the Plesetsk cosmodrome (Arkhangelsk region), the combat crew of the space troops of the Aerospace Forces launched a Soyuz-2.1b medium-class launch vehicle with spacecraft in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry," the ministry said.

    The previous launch of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from Plesetsk took place on November 28, when a spacecraft was put into orbit in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry.

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    They don't identify the payload but some believe it to be a Neitron reconnaissance satellite, while others assert that the orbital object has the standard orbit insertion parameters for a Lotos-S and its upper stage. Time will tell.

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    Post  ALAMO Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:53 am

    ... third in a week ...

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    Post  Hole Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:07 pm

    In the past years December was very busy. We can expect more launches in the coming days.  Very Happy
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    Post  limb Thu Dec 01, 2022 1:25 pm

    Military luanches dont mess around. Finally angara is being launched en masse. This looks like a bright year for russian space industry. meanwhile starlink shenanigans and Comrade Musk's problems with the ministry of of combatting misinformation are endangering spacex.
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    Post  Scorpius Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:10 pm

    Big_Gazza wrote:They don't identify the payload but some believe it to be a Neitron reconnaissance satellite, while others assert that the orbital object has the standard orbit insertion parameters for a Lotos-S and its upper stage. Time will tell.
    At the moment, it is assumed that this is a "Lotus-S" with some kind of associated payload in the form of small satellites. So far, two objects are observed in orbit - the upper stage of the rocket and the payload itself.

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    Post  George1 Thu Dec 01, 2022 9:48 pm

    Lotos-S1
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    Post  limb Sun Jan 22, 2023 12:43 pm



    Is Anatoly karlin correct that russia has only 2 optical satellites for ISR?

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    Post  George1 Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:11 pm

    i count 2 Persona satellites and 3 Bars-M

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    Post  PhSt Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:56 pm

    How useful are optical satellites in a conflict like in Ukraine? If these satellites gives Russia a big advantage in the battlefield, I do not understand why they only settled for 2 satellites. the last launch of such satellites took place in 2015. They should have at least close to 10 satellites in orbit for up to date surveillance or as backup in case older satellites begin to lose functionality.

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    Post  TMA1 Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:01 pm

    Bros... their aerospace budget is much smaller than the total EUs space budget and about on par with India's space budget.

    It is getting a little goofy witnessing fellow westerners and doomers wildly fluctuate between ruskies being a massive behemoth power on one end and a total paper tiger on stilts on another.

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    Post  Arkanghelsk Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:46 pm

    2 Persona Satellites
    3 BARS satellites
    2 resurs satellites
    7 Lotos sats (although 1 and the 2nd might have also failed to stay in orbit failed, so 5 or 6)
    1 Pion NKS satellite

    All those sats are capable of optical observation

    The Garpun constellation gathers info and downlinks to the ground stations
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    Post  limb Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:55 pm

    Do these sattelites allow the russian military to observe any point in the ukraine in maxar like quality , assuming theres no clouds? Is the chinese optical recon satellite network far larger than the russian one?
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    Post  limb Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:56 pm

    Bros... their aerospace budget is much smaller than the total EUs space budget and about on par with India's space budget.

    It is getting a little goofy witnessing fellow westerners and doomers wildly fluctuate between ruskies being a massive behemoth power on one end and a total paper tiger on stilts on another.

    Russian rockets are domesticallly and serially built, and can be launched in large quantities. The VKS has no budgetary or technological excuse not to launch at least 20 optical recon satellites per year, other than need, but there is need.
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    Post  GarryB Sun Jan 22, 2023 10:35 pm

    The original post suggested money was wasted trolling Musk... I didn't realise the Russian space budget was used to pay for access to social media...

    What a crock of shit.

    Equally military satellites don't come from the civilian space budget and are normally rated secret.

    Who knows what the situation is, but some will not let that stop them from having a moan.

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    Post  Arkanghelsk Mon Jan 23, 2023 12:13 am

    There are well over 60 Kosmos series sats alone which include Glonass, Kanopus, Persona, Resurs, bars, strela, EKS, blagovest, kobalt, essentially a variety of reconnaissance both optical and infrared, early warning, ELINT, SIGINT, Communications, and all kinds of secretive ones like Kosmos 2499, a tracking sat and so on

    Maxar sats are militarily useless , the US military can see Russian army movements through their own military spec observation satellites with much better imaging capabilities as well as endurance

    The Maxar pictures are for the average western consumer to see some low grade resolution pictures on CNN

    Everything Maxar shows, the US spy satellites such as NROL-44 sees much better

    Maxar and Planet labs is civilian grade and the images they reveal have been seen since before SMO

    The US operates civilian sats with imaging capabilities for 2 reasons - to deny that their military is providing intelligence on Russian army movements, and to make money off consumption of low grade pseudo military news reporting - otherwise known as BROsint activities

    There is a Russian satellite which is private, called aurora tablet satellite

    But the Russian military has much better access to imaging and intelligence


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    Post  Big_Gazza Fri Mar 24, 2023 10:05 am

    Soyuz-2.1a rocket launched a military satellite into orbit

    MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. The Soyuz-2.1a rocket, launched on Thursday morning from the Plesetsk cosmodrome, launched a spacecraft in the interests of the Russian Defense Ministry, called Kosmos-2567, into orbit. This was reported on Thursday in the Russian military department.

    "At the estimated time, the spacecraft was launched into the target orbit and accepted for control of the ground facilities of the Space Forces," the message says.

    Telemetric communication has been established and maintained with the satellite, its on-board systems are functioning normally, and the device itself has been given the name Kosmos-2567. Information about the satellite is included in the catalog of objects of the space control system.

    The rocket was launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome at 09:40 Moscow time on March 23. The launch and launch of the satellite into the calculated orbit took place in the normal mode.

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    The spacecraft is believed to be the Bars-M catography bird.

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    Russian Military Satellites: Development and Launches - Page 9 Empty Launch vehicle "Soyuz-2.1v" launched a spacecraft into orbit in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

    Post  Big_Gazza Thu Mar 30, 2023 12:12 pm

    Launch vehicle "Soyuz-2.1v" launched a spacecraft into orbit in the interests of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation


    Moscow. 30th of March. INTERFAX.RU - A light-class Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket, launched from the Plesetsk cosmodrome on Wednesday evening, launched a spacecraft into orbit in the interests of the Russian military department, the Russian Defense Ministry told reporters.

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    From Analtoy Zaks site:

    Soyuz-2-1v rocket launches military payload

    On March 29, 2023, Russian military personnel in Plesetsk performed a successful launch of Soyuz-2-1v vehicle with a classified payload, according to the nation's department of defense.

    Around March 14, 2023, rumors on the Russian-language forums reported preparations for another launch from Plesetsk within couple of days. According to some posters, a Soyuz-2-1v rocket was expected to launch EO MKA No. 4 experimental satellite, apparently similar to a previous such spacecraft launched in 2021. By March 16, Russian authorities issued a warning to air traffic in the Arctic region, indicating a launch around 07:00 UTC on March 23, 2023.

    According to the warnings to air and and sea traffic issued by the Russian authorities, the launch from Plesetsk was planned between 20:00 and 21:00 UTC (23:00-24:00 Moscow Time, 4-5 p.m. EDT) on March 29, 2023.

    The mission finally lifted off on March 29, 2023, at 22:57 Moscow Time.

    Emulating a similar earlier mission, the rocket likely headed almost exactly north, under the combined propulsion of a single NK-33 main engine and the four thrusters of the RD-0110 steering engine. Lacking the four strap-on boosters of its predecessors in the Soyuz family of rockets, Soyuz-2-1v relied solely on a modified core booster as its first stage.

    Following the first-stage ascent, the second stage took over the powered flight around two minutes into the flight. It fired its four-chamber engine moments before the separation of the first stage, thanks to a lattice structure connecting the two boosters, which allows the free flow of the exhaust from the nozzles above. Right after the separation of the first stage, the tail section of the second stage split into three segments and fell away.

    Both, the first stage and the fragments of the tail section were expected to splash down in the Barents Sea, north of Murmansk.

    As the second stage continued its burn, the payload fairing protecting the satellite split in two halves and also separated. Its fragments were to fall into the Arctic Ocean, south of the Spitsbergen Archipelago.

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