Rockot Launches 3 Russian Gonets-D1M Satellites Successfully

On September 11, 2013 at 23.23 hrs UTC, a Rockot launcher successfully deployed 3 Russian government Gonets-D1M satellites into an orbit of about 1500 km altitude and 82.5 degrees inclination from the designated  Rockot launch site Plesetsk Cosmodrome.

This was the eighth launch of a Rockot with the Breeze-KM upper stage for the Russian government (“Federal Launch”) since 2005 and the second such  launch of a Rockot in 2013.

In addition, Eurockot has performed a total of 10 launches of Earth observation, scientific  and communication satellites for international customers since and will continue with the simultaneous launch of the three Swarm spacecraft for the European Space Agency (ESA) scheduled for November 2013.

Source / Author: Rockot