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Geo-IK 2



Geo-IK 2, a Russian military satellite, was launched from Plesetsk on 01 February 2011 at 14:00 UT. The satellite was launched by a Rokot/Breeze KM rocket, however, the launch was unsuccessful as the satellite was placed into a lower than planned orbit. It was intended to operate in a circular orbit at an altitude of approximately 1,000 km, but only reached a low-earth orbit. Geo-IK 2 payload was the first of two new satellites planned for geodetic measurements of Earth's shape, rotation, and gravitational field. Geo-IK 2 was also designed to probe plate tectonics, tides, and movements of the poles.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2011-02-01
    Launch Vehicle: Rokot/Breeze-KM
    Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

    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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