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ENDURING MYSTERY

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Russia launches spy satellite for Egypt

Published: April 16; updated: April 17

 

A Russian rocket launched a new-generation surveillance spacecraft Wednesday designed to give the Egyptian military a powerful "eye in the sky."

The launch of the Soyuz-U rocket took place as scheduled on April 16, 2014, at 20:20 Moscow Time (12:20 EST) from Site 31 in the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

The launch vehicle was carrying a Russian-built Egyptsat-2 satellite designed to provide high-resolution imagery for the Egyptian military and other government agencies in the country.

The spacecraft was successfully delivered into its planned orbit 520 seconds after liftoff.

The development and launch campaign for Egyptsat-2 has been conducted largely in secret. Only one visual of the operational spacecraft was released to the public by its manufacturer RKK Energia after the successful launch. Notably, in its post-launch press-release, the company avoided the use of name Egyptsat-2, instead identifying the satellite as a "spacecraft for optical-electronic observation developed for the foreign customer."

Related pages: BelKA | Sich-2 | Launch of Egyptsat-1 satellite | Russian military satellites



Latest news, updates:

April 9: Russia launches cargo ship to ISS

April 6: Angara-1 to inaugurate new rocket family

April 8: Second stage of Soyuz rocket

April 3: Soyuz launches European radarsat

April 7: First stage of Soyuz rocket

April 3: Four potential sites for ExoMars eyed

MANNED SPACE FLIGHT

 

NASA limits cooperation with Russia

Soyuz TMA-12M lifts off, fails to dock on time

Soyuz-TMA-10M lands

 

 

Russia works on a new-generation space module

Russian space chief bullish about space cooperation

Russia goes ahead with the development of the Soyuz replacement

 

MILITARY SPACE

 

Soyuz launches GLONASS satellite

Russian military successfully launches Rodnik trio

Yars ICBM flies a test mission

 

 

Kosmos-2393 reenters

Proton successfully delivers military comsat

Proton to carry previously unknown classified payload

 

COMMERCIAL AND APPLICATION SPACE

 

Proton delivers a pair of Ekspress satellites

Proton launches Turksat-4A in its first mission of 2014

Proton to launch Yamal-601

 

Proton to launch Eutelsat-9B

Proton launches Ekspress-AM5 communications satellite

Proton launches Inmarsat-5 F1 satellite

 

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

 

ExoMars to pave the way for soil sample return

ExoMars-2016 core module completed

Aist-2 to be developed by 2015

 

 

Russia funds a proposal to land on Jupiter's moon Ganymede

Soyuz rocket successfully launches Gaia satellite

Russia plans star-mapping satellite

ROCKETRY

 

Russia test-fires ICBM

Angara to fly from Vostochny in 2018

Proton opens busy 2014

 

 

Angara prototype reaches launch pad

Construction in Vostochny to enter critical phase in 2014 

Super-heavy rocket concept to go to Kremlin

HISTORY

 

Russia takes over Ukrainian space facility in Crimea

1st launch of N1

Hot breath of Kholod

 

 

Cruise missile is born in the midst of "Great terror"

First artificial planet

Spacesuit for Buran pilots

 

 

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