|Mission type||Earth observation|
|Operator||National Academy of Sciences of Belarus|
|Mission duration||5 years (planned)
Failed to orbit
|Launch mass||~750 kilograms (1,650 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||July 26, 2006|
|Launch site||Baikonur 109/95|
|Regime||Low Earth Orbit|
|Perigee||510 kilometres (320 mi)|
|Apogee||510 kilometres (320 mi)|
It was a remote sensing satellite that utilizes the Victoria universal satellite bus, developed by Belarusian researchers and Russian Rocket and Space Corporation RSC Energia for National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Belarus as the final customer of the satellite, which had the capacity to take photos of the Earth surface, with a maximum resolution of 2-2.5 meters.
BelKA was launched, along with seventeen other satellites, on July 26, 2006 at 19:45 GMT, however 86 seconds later, the Dnepr rocket suffered an engine failure and crashed, destroying the satellites.
- Configuration: Victoria bus
- Outcome: Carrier rocket failure, satellite destroyed