Meridian-M n°21L

Meridian-M n°21L

Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M TBD - 2024

VKS RF is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M rocket as part of Meridian-M n°21L mission from Site 43/3 Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia.

Last updated: May 10, 2024

Launch Information

Launch Information

Launch Vehicle Details

Mission NameMeridian-M n°21L
Launch SiteSite 43/3, Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia
Launch VehicleSoyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M
AgencyVKS RF
Launch DateTBD - 2024

It is the 11th Meridian satellite to fly. It is named 21L, because ISS Rechetnyov (the manufacturer) numbering system starts from 11. The letter L is added to indicate that it is a flight unit. Meridians are new generation telecommunications satellites intended to ensure communications with ships and planes operating in the Arctic Ocean, as well as with stations based in the Far East and Siberia.

Launch Vehicle - Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M

Fairing Diameter4.11 m
Stages3
Diameter2.95 m
PropellantLOX / RP-1 and N2O4 / UDMH
Rocket Height46.94 m
Fairing Height10.2 m
Payload To LEO7020 Kg
Payload To GTO2810 Kg
Liftoff Thrust4550 kN
Strap Ons4
Launch Mass312 T