The Soyuz-2.1b rocket with the Fregat upper stage lifted off from the Vostochny Cosmodrome on June 27, at 14:34 Moscow time. The Soyuz-2 successfully launched the Meteor-M No. 2-3 hydrometeorological satellite into orbit as the main payload and 42 small spacecraft as a secondary payload. Glavkosmos (part of Roscosmos) is the main integrator of the works and the launch service provider in the project of launching secondary payloads.

29 satellites were separated into orbit with the use of 9 Aerospace Capital deployers:

  • 11 CubeSat spacecraft for Russian commercial customers;
  • A Cubesat 12U PHI-Demo by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC, United Arab Emirates) was launched under a contract with GK Launch Services;
  • Malaysian spacecraft CubeSat 6U;
  • 16 educational CubeSat satellites for the Space-π project supported by FASIE:
    • SC ArcCube-01;
    • SC «Святобор-1» («Svyatobor-1»);
    • SC «Нанозонд-1» («Nanosond-1»);
    • SC Vizard-meteo;
    • SC «УмКА-1» («UmKa-1»);
    • SC «КузГТУ-1» («KuzGTU-1»);
    • SC ReshUCube-2;
    • SC Cube-SX-HSE-3;
    • SC Sirius-SINP-3U;
    • SC «Политех Юниверс-3» («Polytech Universe-3»);
    • SC UTMN-2;
    • SC «Ахмат-1» («Ahmat-1»);
    • SC «СтратоСат ТК-1» «StratoSat TK-1». Payload - picosat deployer for delivering 6 pico-class «TinySat» SC;
    • SC «Монитор-2» («Monitor-2»);
    • SC «Монитор-3» («Monitor-3»);
    • SC «Монитор-4» («Monitor-4»);

Today's launch set a record for cosmodrome Vostochny in terms of the number of spacecraft launched as a rideshare! All satellites were successfully launched and separated into target orbits.

We express our gratitude for the successful launch to JSC Glavkosmos and their contractors - enterprises of the Russian space industry! We would like to extend our thanks to our customers and congratulate all participants of the Soyuz-2/Fregat mission launched on June 27, 2023!

“FASIE” is a national nonprofit organization, formed in accordance with the resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation for the development of science and the creation of a national innovation system, as well as creating a blossoming environment for business and engagement of youth in innovative activities.

JSC “Glavkosmos” is a subsidiary of the Roscosmos State Corporation. The main task of the company is to promote the achievements of the Russian rocket and space industry to the world market and to manage complex international projects. More than 140 international contracts have been successfully implemented over the past thirty-five years, including the launch of more than 170 satellites as a companion payload. Since May 2021, Glavkosmos has been the official trademark operator of Roscosmos.

State corporation “Roscosmos” is the State corporation for Space Activities, established in August 2015 to carry out comprehensive reform of the rocket and space industry of Russia. “Roscosmos” State Corporation provides implementation of state policy in the field of space activities and its regulatory and legal regulation, and places orders for the development, production, and delivery of space equipment and space infrastructure objects. Its function also includes the development of international cooperation in space and the creation of conditions for the use of results of space activities for the socio-economic development of Russia.

LLC “Aerospace Capital” is a designer and manufacturer of CubeSat deployment systems. The company provides services for the adaptation, integration and separation of SC CubeSat in orbit.

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Aerospace Capital LLC is a private Russian company, designer of separation systems for microsatellites and Cubesat spacecraft

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