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Gruzomaket [NPO Mashinostroyeniya]

The Gruzomaket (or Kondor-E-GVM) was a vehicle evaluation payload representing a dynamic model of the Kondor / Kondor-E Earth observation satellite.

The first demonstration launch of the Strela launch vehicle from the Baikonur launch site was performed on 5 December 2003. The weight S/C dummy (978 kg) was injected with the help of the Strela launch vehicle at the orbit with inclination of 67.067 deg, apogee height 458.8 km, perigee height 458 km. The altitude error was not more than 1% (for such altitude it is about 5 km) and in inclination the error was not more than 0.05 deg, this value meets operational requirements.

Nation: Russia
Type / Application: Vehicle Evaluation
Operator: NPO Mashinostroyeniya
Contractors: NPO Mashinostroyeniya
Configuration: Kondor-E structure
Propulsion: None
Mass: 978 kg
Orbit: 453 km × 462 km, 67.1
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Gruzomaket (Kondor-E GVM) 2003-055A 05.12.2003 Ba LC-175/59 Strela


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