Most satellites launched via Soyuz are intended for government use (56.3%) and for the purposes of earth observation and space science (37.5%).Majority of these satellites are LEO satellites, with around 10 (62.5%) launched so far.
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Apogee, Perigee & Period
Highlights on some of the satellites launched via Soyuz:
A government satellite, CHEOPS is operated by European Space Agency (ESA) of ESA for the purpose of space science.
Delivered via Soyuz (launch vehicle) from Guiana Space Center, it was launched into space on 18 December 2019 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. CHEOPS was constructed by European Space Agency (ESA/EADS CASA Espacio).
Designed with an operational lifetime of 5 years, CHEOPS has a launch mass of 273 kg and navigates with the COSPAR ID 2019-092B and NORAD ID 44874.
With an orbital eccentricity of 7.78E-04, the satellite's perigee, which is the point of the orbit closest to the Earth's center of mass, is 697km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 708km. It takes 99 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 98 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
Third heaviest satellite launched by Soyuz into space at 2,924 kg
Operated by MDA Corporation of Canada, Radarsat-2 is a commercial satellite launched for the purpose of earth observation (Radar Imaging).
Delivered via Soyuz (launch vehicle) from Baikonur Cosmodrome, it was launched into space on 14 December 2007 and orbits the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite. Radarsat-2 was constructed by MacDonald, Dettwiler/Thales Alenia Spazio (Canada/Italy).
With a launch mass of 2,924kg, Radarsat-2 is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 7 years. It orbits around the Earth with the COSPAR ID 2007-061A and NORAD ID 32382.
Taking 101 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 791km while its apogee, which is the point of the orbit farthest from the Earth's center of mass, is 793km. The eccentricity of the orbit is 1.40E-04 and it orbits at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
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