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Foton M4



Russian microgravity research satellite, based on the Zenit reconsat re-entry module and the instrument unit from Yantar, making it similar to Bion M. Previous Photon missions used the Zenit instrument unit. Payload includes a number of material processing experiments and biological samples.

Alternate Names

  • 40095
  • FotonM4
  • Photon M4

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2014-07-18
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2.1a
Launch Site: Tyuratam (Baikonur Cosmodrome), Kazakhstan
Mass: 6840 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)


  • Microgravity

Additional Information

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

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