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Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) launch of a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M Rocket

TBD

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission is on Tue, Mar 31st, 2020, 8:00 PM EDT from 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch is Red. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Rocket

Soyuz 2.1A

The 2.1a version includes conversion from analog to digital flight control system and uprated engines on the booster and the first stage with improved injection systems. The new digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to launch from a fixed rather than angled launch platform and adjust its heading in flight. A digital control system also enables the launch of larger commercial satellites with wider and longer payload fairings such as the ST-type fairing. These fairings introduce too much aerodynamic instability for the old analog system to handle.

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