The two-stage «Polyot» LV is placed within the transporting and launching container (TLC) on special support units (obturators) inside of the Antonov An-124-100AL Carrier Aircraft. The SLV can be delivered by the CA to any point over the ocean or land area.
   After the Carrier Aircraft reaches the launch area the LV is ejected from the CA at a preset time. The TLC pneumatic ejection system ensures the LV ejection from the CA with a velocity of about 30 m/s (relative to the CA) allowing the LV to move away from the CA at a safe distance before the first stage ignition.
   After the first stage burnout and separation, the second stage engine is ignited to insert the payload into a baseline (or near-baseline) orbit. An upper stage booster is used to transfer satellites from the baseline orbit to higher orbits (over 300-400 km).

 
                 
 
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Payload envelope
to high orbits
 
       
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Payload envelope
to low orbits
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