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ROSCOSMOS — Soyuz-2.1b launches Kosmos-2541


September 26, 2019

Soyuz-2.1b launches Kosmos-2541

Today, on September 26, 2019, at 10:46 Moscow time, from the Plesetsk State Testing Cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk Region, the combat crew of the VKS Space Forces successfully launched the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with a spacecraft in the interests of the Russian Ministry of  Defense.

The launch of the launch vehicle and the launch of the spacecraft into the calculated orbit took place as usual. Two minutes after the launch, the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle was accepted for escort by means of the ground-based automated control complex of the German Titov Main Test Space Center.

Soyuz-2.1b launches Kosmos-2541

At the estimated time, the spacecraft was launched into the target orbit and taken into control by the ground-based means of the aerospace forces. A stable telemetric communication has been established and maintained with the satellite, its on-board systems are functioning normally.


Kosmos-2541 (Tundra) satellite

This is the fourth launch of the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in 2019. Flight tests of the Soyuz-2 space rocket complex began at the Plesetsk cosmodrome on November 8, 2004. Over the past fifteen years, 40 launches of Soyuz-2 launch vehicles of modernization stages 1a, 1b and 1c were carried out from the northern spaceport.

ROSCOSMOS Press Release: https://www.roscosmos.ru/26863/

Image (mentioned), Video, Text, Credits: Russian Ministry of  Defense/ROSCOSMOS/SciNews.

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