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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.

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    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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