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MKA PN2

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2014-037B

Description

The Relek mission was designed to give Russian scientists a brand-new orbital tool for studying charged particles in the radiation belt of the Earth for the first time since the Koronas-F spacecraft was launched more than a decade earlier and stopped working in 2005. This field is critical for the fundamental geophysics research and also has practical applications in the field of the so-called "space weather" affecting various sectors of modern economy. The mission would also give young Russian scientists a chance to participate in the development of cutting-edge geophysical and astrophysical instruments and in the analysis of their data.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2014-07-08
    Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat
    Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
    Mass: 250 kg

    Discipline

    • Other

    Additional Information

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

     
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