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Sich 1M



Sich 1M is a Russo-Ukrainian Earth surveying mini-satellite that was launched by a Tsyklon 3 rocket from Plesetsk at 11:20 UT on 24 December 2004. It carried imaging instruments to survey the surface environment and locate natural disasters.

Sich is the Ukrainian name for owl.

Alternate Names

  • 28505
  • Sich1M

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2004-12-24
Launch Vehicle: Tsiklon-3
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia
Mass: 18700 kg

Funding Agencies

  • National Space Agency of Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • Russian Space Agency (Russia)


  • Earth Science

Additional Information

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

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