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Main » 2017 » August » 11 » Russian “Soyuz” rocket orbited 73 satellites.


Russian “Soyuz” rocket orbited 73 satellites.
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On July 14, 2017 at 06:36 UTC the " Soyuz-2.1a” rocket-carrier was launched from Baykonur Cosmodrome to deploy 73 satellites into three different orbits, including a Russian spacecraft to locate forest fires, 48 CubeSats for Planet’s global Earth observation fleet, and eight nanosatellites for Spire Global’s commercial weather network. The main payload is the Russian “Kanopus-V-IK” satellite equipped with Earth-viewing cameras to map the planet in color to aid emergency responders, crop managers and environmental scientists. The Kanopus-V-IK satellite, which weighs more than a half-ton (approximately 500 kilograms) and is owned by Roscosmos, also carries an infrared sensor to detect and localize the source of wildfires.

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