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Foton 13

Also called Foton M1


Designation n/a
Launch date 15 Oct 2002
Country of origin CIS
Mission Scientific: microgravity studies
Perigee/Apogee 220/380 km
Inclination 62.8°
Launch vehicle Soyuz
Launch site Plesetsk

Was to operate as an orbital laboratory, containing a total of 44 technological and research experiments from Russia and countries in the European Space Agency as well as the United States, Canada, Indonesia and Japan. 6425 kg at launch.

The mission was expected to last 15 days. Foton-M1 is an improved version of the Foton spacecraft, with larger battery capacity, enhanced thermal control and increased telemetry and telecommand capabilities.

End of life

Out of service 15 Oct 2002
Cause Launch failure

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