“Resurs-P” No. 2 and Astra 2G Launched into Orbit


Last weekend the aerospace industry of Russia pleased with two successful launches.

On December 26, the carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1b” successfully launched promising Russian spacecraft of remote sensing of the Earth “Resurs-P” No.2. And on December 28, 2014 from the launch pad 200 of Baikonur Cosmodrome it was started the launch vehicle (LV) “Proton-M” with the upper stage (RB) “Briz-M” and telecommunications spacecraft (SC ) Astra 2G.

Both the launches took place in the normal mode. The spacecrafts were successfully placed on the target orbit.

The carrier rocket “Soyuz-2.1b” was created in FSUE “TsSKB-Progress” (Samara) and is a modification of “Soyuz-2″. In comparison with the option “1a” it has an engine with increased power characteristics at 3th stage. “Soyuz-2.1b” in relation to the previous version has more accurate removal, stability and control, increased payload mass.