Most satellites launched via Rokot are intended for military use (55.3%) and for the purpose of communications (76.6%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 46 (97.9%) launched so far.
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Apogee, Perigee & Period
Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Rokot:
Heaviest satellite launched by EUMETSAT (European Organization For The Exploitation Of Meteorological Satellites) into space at 2,300 kg
A government satellite, Sentinel 3A is operated by EUMETSAT (European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites) of ESA for the purpose of earth observation (Earth Science).
Delivered via Rokot (launch vehicle) from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, it was launched into space on 16 February 2016 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Sentinel 3A was constructed by Thales Alenia Space (France).
Designated with COSPAR ID 2016-011A and NORAD ID 41335, Sentinel 3A is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 7 years. It has a launch mass of 2,300 kg and dry mass of 2,146 kg.
With an orbital eccentricity of 1.39E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 802km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 804km. It takes 101 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
Heaviest satellite launched by Gonets Satcom into space at 280 kg
Operated by Gonets Satcom of Russia, Gonets M-26 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of communications.
A polar LEO satellite, it was launched into space using Rokot as the launch vehicle from Plesetsk Cosmodrome on 26 December 2019. Gonets M-26 was constructed by ISS Reshetnev (Russia).
With a launch mass of 280kg, Gonets M-26 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 7 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2019-096C and NORAD ID 44907.
Taking 116 minutes to orbit the Earth, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 1,500km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 1,507km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 4.45E-04.
With generated usable power of 120 watts, Gonets M-26 orbits at an inclination of 83 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
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By Operators: SpaceX | EUTELSAT | SES | European Space Agency (ESA) | Planet Labs | Iridium | Spire Global | OneWeb | Swarm Technologies | NASA - Dataset of Satellites Launched (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) | Canadian Space Agency (CSA) - Dataset of Satellites Launched
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By Launch Vehicle: Cape Canaveral | Baikonur Cosmodrome | Guiana Space Center | International Space Station | Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center | Plesetsk Cosmodrome | Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 | Satish Dhawan Space Centre | Taiyuan Launch Center | Vandenberg AFB | Xichang Satellite Launch Center | Boeing Satellite Systems | Airbus Defense and Space | EADS Astrium | Lockheed Martin Commercial Space Systems | Space Systems/Loral | Surrey Satellite Technology | Technical University Berlin | Thales Alenia Space