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Zeya was the first Russian spacecraft successfully launched by the Start 1 rocket (a converted SS-25 ICBM) from the Svobodnyi cosmodrome and the first launch from the cosmodrome in the Yakutia Republic in the Amur region. It was a military cartographic spacecraft.

Alternate Names

  • 24744

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 1997-03-04
Launch Vehicle: ICBM RS-12M Topol or SS-25 Sickle, 3-stage SRM
Launch Site: Svobodniy, Russia
Mass: 87 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Surveillance and Other Military

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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