|Country of origin||Ukraine|
|Height||59.6 metres (196 ft)|
|Diameter||3.9 metres (13 ft)|
|Mass||471,000 kilograms (1,038,000 lb)|
|Payload to GTO||3,750 kilograms (8,270 lb)|
|Launch sites||Baikonur Site 45/1|
|First flight||28 April 2008 (AMOS-3)|
|Last flight||31 August 2013 (AMOS-4)|
|First stage - Zenit-2SB First stage|
|Length||32.9 m (108 ft)|
|Diameter||3.9 m (13 ft)|
|Empty mass||27,564 kg (60,768 lb)|
|Gross mass||354,350 kg (781,210 lb)|
|Propellant mass||RG-1: 90,219 kg (198,899 lb)
LOX: 236,567 kg (521,541 lb)
|Thrust||Sea Level: 7,257 kN (1,631,000 lbf)
Vacuum: 7,908 kN (1,778,000 lbf)
|Specific impulse||Sea Level: 309.5 s (3.035 km/s)
Vacuum: 337.2 s (3.307 km/s)
|Burn time||140-150 seconds|
|Second stage - Zenit-2SB Second stage|
|Length||10.4 m (34 ft)|
|Diameter||3.9 m (13 ft)|
|Empty mass||8,307 kg (18,314 lb)|
|Gross mass||90,794 kg (200,167 lb)|
|Propellant mass||RG-1: 23,056 kg (50,830 lb)
LOX: 59,431 kg (131,023 lb)
|Thrust||RD-120: 912 kilonewtons (205,000 lbf)
RD-8: 79.4 kilonewtons (17,800 lbf)
RD-120: 350 s (3.4 km/s)
RD-8: 342.8 s (3.362 km/s)
|Burn time||360-370 seconds|
|Third stage - Blok DM-SLB|
|Thrust||84.9 kilonewtons (19,100 lbf)|
|Specific impulse||352 sec|
|Burn time||650 seconds|
The Zenit-3SLB or Zenit-3M is a Ukrainian expendable carrier rocket derived from the Zenit-2SB. It is a member of the Zenit family of rockets, which were designed by the Yuzhnoye Design Bureau. It is a modified version of the Zenit-3SL, designed to be launched from a conventional launch pad rather than the Sea Launch Ocean Odyssey platform.
Launches of Zenit-3SLB rockets are conducted from Site 45/1 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Commercial launches are conducted by Land Launch, and use the designation 3SLB, whilst launches conducted by Roskosmos or the Russian Space Forces will use the designation 3M.
It consists of a Zenit-2SB (Zenit-2M) core vehicle, with a Block DM-SLB upper stage. The first launch of a Zenit-3SLB occurred on 28 April 2008, carrying the Israeli AMOS-3 satellite. This was also the first commercial Zenit launch from Baikonur since a failed Globalstar launch in 1998, and the first launch to be conducted by the Land Launch consortium.
|#||Date and Time(UTC)||Payload||Orbit||Outcome|
|1||April 28, 2008||AMOS-3||GEO||Success |
|2||February 26, 2009||Telstar 11N||GTO||Success |
|3||June 21, 2009||MEASAT-3a||GTO||Success [permanent dead link]|
|4||November 30, 2009||Intelsat 15||GTO||Success|
|5||October 5, 2011||Intelsat 18||GTO||Success|
|6||August 31, 2013||AMOS-4||GTO||Success|
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