NASA Logo, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Space Science Data Coordinated Archive Header

Simsat 1

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2000-026A

Description

Simsat 1 and Simsat 2 were launched by the new Russian rocket named Rokot from Plesetsk cosmodrome at 08:28 UT. Both satellites were dummies simulating future commercial launches. (Earlier, the USSPACECOM had named the Simsats as Dummysats.) Rokot was the two-stage UR-100N ICBM (known as SS-19 in NATO), but augmented by the addition of a Bris-Km booster stage and capable of launching two-ton satellites into low earth orbits inexpensively. (Previous launches of the SS-19 from a silo had engendered unacceptable acoustic impact on the payload.)

Alternate Names

  • 26365

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2000-05-16
Launch Vehicle: Rokot
Launch Site: Plesetsk, Russia

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (Russia)

Discipline

  • Other

Additional Information

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

 
[USA.gov] NASA Logo - nasa.gov