Eurockot Launch Services GmbH of Bremen, Germany is a joint
venture between German-US Daimler-Chrysler and Krunichev State Research and Production
Center of Russia. Under this agreement, Eurockot markets existing
RS-18 (SS-19 Stilleto NATO designation) two stage
ICBM's with the re-startable Breeze third stage on the world market.
The Eurockot (Rockot) launch vehicle, with a
payload capability of 4,100 lb to LEO and a launch price around US $12 M, is targeted at
the Little LEO and LEO O&M markets. Eurockot has signed numerous commercial
launch contracts. Customers include the GRACE experiment as well as satellites for
the E-Sat, Leo-One and Iridium LEO constellations. Launches will take place out of
Plesetsk, Russia and Baikonur, Kazakhstan.
In 1998 Eurockot began incorporating minor
structural improvements to the Breeze upper stage to increase payload usable volume and
decrease flight dynamic loads. An overview of the new configuration can be found in
the IMAGE GALLERY.
Research and Production Center
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Baikonur (46.1°N, 63.0°E)
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