Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 132

Summary

Site 132, also known as Chusovaya [1] (Russian: Чусова́я), is a launch complex at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome (in the Soviet Union, then in Russia), used by Kosmos launch vehicles. It consists of two launch pads: Site 132/1 (2010), and 132/2 (1990), which are inactive.

Site 132 (Chusovaya)
Launch sitePlesetsk Cosmodrome
Location62°53′1″N 40°52′11″E / 62.88361°N 40.86972°E / 62.88361; 40.86972Coordinates: 62°53′1″N 40°52′11″E / 62.88361°N 40.86972°E / 62.88361; 40.86972
Short namePu-132
OperatorRussian Space Forces
Total launchesUnknown
Launch pad(s)Two
Site 132/1 launch history
StatusInactive
Known launches231
First launch15 May 1967
Last launch27 April 2010
Associated
rockets
Kosmos-3
Kosmos-3M
Site 132/2 launch history
StatusInactive
Known launches154
First launch26 June 1967
Last launch25 April 1990
Associated
rockets
Kosmos-3
Kosmos-3M

The first launch from Site 132/1 was conducted on either 15 May or 26 June 1967, followed by the first known launch from Site 132/2 on 26 June 1967. The last launch from Site 132/2 occurred on 25 April 1990. Both pads were used by the same two rockets, the Kosmos-3 and Kosmos-3M. Although most Kosmos-3M launches have been conducted from Site 132, several early tests were conducted from Site 131; however, it is not known which ones, or how many. Some launches were also conducted from Site 133.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Plesetsk". Permanent Mission in Russia. European Space Agency. 5 October 2004. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  • Zak, Anatoly. "Cosmodrome Plesetsk". RussianSpaceWeb.com. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  • Wade, Mark. "Plesetsk LC132/1". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 13 October 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2009.
  • Wade, Mark. "Plesetsk LC132/2". Encyclopedia Astronautica. Archived from the original on 13 October 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2009.