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SKRL
Calibration sphere.

Status: Operational 2013. First Launch: 2013-12-28. Last Launch: 2014-05-23. Number: 3 .

Family: Science, Surveillance, Technology. Launch Vehicles: R-7, UR-100N, Rokot, Soyuz-2-1V. Launch Sites: Plesetsk LC43/4, Plesetsk LC133/3.



2013 December 28 - . 12:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC43/4. LV Family: R-7. Launch Vehicle: Soyuz-2-1V.
  • Cosmos 2492 - . Payload: SKRL-756 No. 1. Mass: 45 kg (99 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Science. Type: Science satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SKRL. Spacecraft: SKRL. USAF Sat Cat: 39490 . COSPAR: 2013-078A. Apogee: 626 km (388 mi). Perigee: 597 km (370 mi). Inclination: 82.4200 deg. Period: 96.92 min. Calibration sphere. Announced as 'SKRL-756 No. 1' at time of launch. First launch of a new rocket, the Soyuz-2-1V..
  • Cosmos 2493 - . Payload: SKRL-756 No. 2. Mass: 45 kg (99 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Surveillance. Type: Radar calibration target. Spacecraft Bus: SKRL. Spacecraft: SKRL. USAF Sat Cat: 39491 . COSPAR: 2013-078B. Apogee: 625 km (388 mi). Perigee: 590 km (360 mi). Inclination: 82.4200 deg. Period: 96.85 min. Calibration sphere. Announced as 'SKRL-756 No. 2' at time of launch..

2014 May 23 - . 05:28 GMT - . Launch Site: Plesetsk. Launch Complex: Plesetsk LC133/3. LV Family: UR-100N. Launch Vehicle: Rokot.
  • Cosmos 2499 - . Payload: OBJECT E. Mass: 45 kg (99 lb). Nation: Russia. Class: Technology. Type: Technology satellite. Spacecraft Bus: SKRL. Spacecraft: SKRL. USAF Sat Cat: 39765 . COSPAR: 2014-028E. Apogee: 1,509 km (937 mi). Perigee: 1,480 km (910 mi). Inclination: 82.4500 deg. Period: 115.86 min. Additional small military payload, eventually given the cover name Cosmos-2499. It was probably built by the Reshetnev company and may have had a mass of around 45 kg..


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