Soyuz 2.1a | Bars-M No. 3

Russian Space Forces launch of a Soyuz 2.1A Rocket

Launch Status
Date/Time May Change

Russian Space Forces is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1A rocket as part of the Bars-M No. 3 mission. The launch window for the Government/Top Secret mission is on Wed, Dec 30th, 2020, 7:00 PM EST from 43/4 (43R) Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


43/4 (43R)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation


Soyuz 2.1A

The Soyuz 2.1A converted the flight control system from analog to digital, which allowed launch from fixed platforms. It also allowed big fairings and payloads.

Russian Space Forces

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.