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:
Operated by European Space Agency (ESA) of ESA, CHEOPS is a government satellite launched for the purpose of space science.
Constructed by European Space Agency (ESA/EADS CASA Espacio), it was launched into space on 18 December 2019 using Soyuz as the launch vehicle from Guiana Space Center. CHEOPS orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.
With a launch mass of 273kg, CHEOPS is designed to operate in space for a lifetime of 5 years. It orbits around the Earth 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.
Compare CHEOPS with Starlink-2654 from USA.
Third heaviest satellite launched by Soyuz into space at 2,924 kg
A commercial satellite, Radarsat-2 is operated by MDA Corporation of Canada for the purpose of earth observation (Radar Imaging).
Constructed by MacDonald, Dettwiler/Thales Alenia Spazio (Canada/Italy), it was launched into space on 14 December 2007 using Soyuz as the launch vehicle from Baikonur Cosmodrome. Radarsat-2 orbits around the Earth as a sun-synchronous LEO satellite.
Radarsat-2 has a launch mass of 2,924 kg and is expected to have a operational lifetime of 7 years. It navigates with the COSPAR ID 2007-061A and NORAD ID 32382.
With an orbital eccentricity of 1.40E-04, 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. It takes 101 minutes to orbit the Earth at an inclination of 99 degrees to the equatorial plane of the Earth.
Compare Radarsat-2 with Starlink-1201 from USA.
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