TwitterFacebook

Site news

Site map

About this site

About the author

Testimonials

ADVERTISE!

Mailbox

DONATE!


3d


Site updates:

To sign up for FREE periodic E-mail notifications about new features on this site, send E-mail with word "update" in the subject line.


HELP WANTED!

Contributing editor

Marketer and social media expert


Searching photos, artwork, books, blueprints, published and unpublished articles, dissertations, memoirs and other materials and documents on the history of rocketry and space exploration from any country and any time period.

Contact Anatoly Zak

 

 

Banner

Book

IT IS BACK IN PRINT!


PICTURE OF THE DAY

UR-700a

NUCLEAR UR-700

The unknown leviathan of the Moon Race.


NEXT IN SPACE

Oct. 8: A Dnepr rocket to launch the Asnaro-1, Hodoyoshi-1, ChubuSat-1, TSUBAME and QSAT-EOS satellites from the Dombarovsky launch site.

See more in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025

... and beyond


 

Arista


festkjoler


Buy Cheap Homecoming Dresses 2014 on JDBRIDAL.com


chiffon bridesmaid dresses

Where to buy cheap wedding dress online


Quinceanera Dress


Buy wedding dress at best bridal online store


buy china wholesale products on DHgate.com


JJs House

SMi

TOP STORY

launch

Proton successfully returns to flight delivering a secret Olymp satellite

Published: September 26; updated: September 27, 28, 29

 

For the first time since its failure on May 16, a Russian workhorse rocket delivered a payload into space, this time a hush-hush satellite apparently camouflaged as a civilian payload.

The Proton-M rocket with a Briz-M upper stage lifted off as scheduled on Sept. 28, 2014, at 00:23:00 Moscow Time (4:23 p.m. EDT on Sept. 27). The launch vehicle was carrying a classified payload known as Olymp ("Olympus") as well as Luch ("Beam"), belonging to the Russian Ministry of Defense.

Roskosmos confirmed the launch around 10 minutes after a scheduled liftoff time and announced that the separation of the satellite from the upper stage had been scheduled for 09:26 Moscow Time on September 28, 2014 (1:26 a.m. EDT). The successful separation was also confirmed minutes after its scheduled time.

The spacecraft, developed at ISS Reshetnev in Zheleznogorsk, was inserted into a geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the Equator, where it will provide communications on the ground and, possibly, data relay connecting military satellites with ground control.

 

In depth:

Russian military satellites | SKA satellite concept | Proton rocket home page : Stage I, Stage II, Stage III, Briz upper stage | Proton operations in 2014 | Baikonur Cosmodrome


LATEST NEWS, UPDATES

 

Culprit in Soyuz failure with Galileo FOC M1 satellites found

Proton failure investigation officially completed

Officials confirm Angara-5 delay

 

 

Soyuz TMA-14M arrives at ISS

How Soyuz rides into orbit

Soyuz TMA-12M lands successfully

 

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

 

Russia subsitutes manned missions from Vostochny with Oka-T

Russia launches new cargo ship to ISS

Russian firm presses ahead with inflatable module

 

Soyuz rocket developer to build Russia's ISS module

Russia delivers fresh crew to ISS

Problems with next Russian ISS module go from bad to worse

 

MILITARY SPACE

 

Second Persona comes back to life, joins info war over MH17

Russian "ghost" satellite continues mysterious orbital maneuvers

Egyptsat-2 to begin operational mission

 

 

Soyuz launches GLONASS-55 satellite

Rockot launches Rodnik trio

Soyuz launches milsat

 

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

 

Ukraine's Lybid to be ready for launch by year end

Failure scenarion emerges in Galileo launch

Russia plans new Ellipse comsat constellation

 

Meteor-M2 delivers its first image

Soyuz to launch Sentinel-1B

Soyuz successfully launches four O3b birds

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

Foton-M4 lands, geckos lost

Russia might add another orbiter to its fleet of lunar probes

Russia initiates work on solar sail

 

 

India ends cooperation with Russia on lunar landing

First Vozvrat capsule to fly in 2021

Spektr-UF to wait until 2020 as the earliest

ROCKETRY

 

Bulava flies test mission

Russia's newest space city

Roskosmos proposes to scale down Angara facilities

 

 

Proton to return to flight on Sept. 28

NK-33 fires in preparation for Soyuz-2-1v mission

Concrete structure of Soyuz pad nears completion

 

HISTORY

 

Energia-M launch vehicle

Space program's biggest explosion: N1-5L

Chelomei at 100: LK project

 

 

Ramjet rocket turns 75

Enduring mystery of the Zond project

A rare look inside Crimean mission control center

 

 

Copyright © 2001, 2014 Anatoly Zak

No part of this publication can be reproduced, copied or distributed in any form without written permission from the publisher.

Last update: October 1, 2014