Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 32

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Site 32
Cyclone-3 rocket launching Meteor-3 satellite.gif
Launch of a Tsyklon-3 from Site 32
Launch site Plesetsk Cosmodrome
Location 62°54′23″N 40°47′12″E / 62.90639°N 40.78667°E / 62.90639; 40.78667Coordinates: 62°54′23″N 40°47′12″E / 62.90639°N 40.78667°E / 62.90639; 40.78667
Short name Pu-32
Operator Russian Space Forces
Total launches 122
Launch pad(s) Two
Site 32/1 launch history
Status Inactive
Launches 57
First launch 23 January 1980
Last launch 28 December 2001
Associated rockets Tsyklon-3
Site 32/2 launch history
Status Inactive
Launches 65
First launch 24 June 1977
Last launch 30 January 2009
Associated rockets Tsyklon-3

Site 32 at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome is a launch complex formerly used by Tsyklon-3 carrier rockets. It consists of a two launch pads, Site 32/1 and Site 32/2, which were used between 1977 and 2009. It has the GRAU index 11P868.[1]

The first launch from Site 32 was conducted from pad 2 on 24 June 1977, with the first from Site 32/1 following on 23 January 1980. The last launch from Site 32/1 occurred on 28 December 2001. Site 32/2 was retired on 30 January 2009, along with the Tsyklon-3. All 122 Tsyklon-3 launches were conducted from the site. 57 launches were recorded as having been from pad 1 and 65 were recorded from pad 2.

Site 32 is, along with Site 35 and Site 41 one of three sites under consideration for the Angara programme.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zak, Anatoly. "Cosmodrome Plesetsk". RussianSpaceWeb. Retrieved 2009-03-17.