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Moscow, 3 August 2011. Launch of Dnepr LV with eight payloads onboard is scheduled for 17 August 2011.

Launch of Dnepr LV carrying Sich-2 and BPA-2 (State Space Agency of Ukraine), Nigeriasat-2 and Nigeriasat-X (SSTL, Great Britain), RASAT (Space Research Technology Institute of Turkey (TUBITAK UZAY)), EDUSAT (La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), and Aprizesat-5 and Aprizesat-6 (SpaceQuest, USA) payloads is scheduled for 17 August 2011, at 10:12:20 decreed Moscow time (7:12:20 UTC).   

The launch vehicle assigned for launch has been filled with propellant components.  Combined operations for spacecraft/Space Head Module (SHM) integration will take place from 6 through 9 August. SHM is scheduled to depart Yasny Launch Base AITB for mating with the launch vehicle on 11 August.

As the launch date comes closer, ISC Kosmotras will keep on publishing information on the launch campaign progress at the Yasny Launch Base.


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Dnepr Program

During 1992-2003 timeframe, a team of Russian and Ukrainian companies together with the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) were involved in developing a commercial space launch system based on the technology of the SS-18 ICBMs being withdrawn from service.

Description and main specifications

Dnepr LV

Description and main specifications
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