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Zenit-2FG (Fobos-Grunt)

The Zenit-2FG is special modification of the Zenit-2SLB to launch the Fobos-Grunt mars probe into low earth orbit.

The Fobos-Grunt includes a Fregat-SB based propulsion module, which provides also the trans-Mars injection from low earth orbit. This Fregat-stage is part of the payload. The Zenit-2FG features the payload fairing of the three stage Zenit-3F, which features the Fregat as upper stage.

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Version Stage 1 Stage 2
Zenit-2FG Zenit-2SB41 (St. 1) / RD-171 Zenit-2SB41 (St. 2) / RD-120 + RD-8
Performance (kg) LEO LPEO SSO GTO GEO MolO IP
Nr        Type                   Date          LS           Payload

75    1  Zenit-2FG   08.11.2011    Ba LC-45/1     Fobos-Grunt / Yinghuo 1 [Fregat-SB]


Launch sites:

Ba  = Baikonur (Tyuratam, NIIP-5, GIK-5), Tyuratam, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan

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