Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat | Meridian 4

Land Launch launch of a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M Rocket

Land Launch was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat-M rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Wed, May 4th, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT from 43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation
Russian Aerospace Defence Forces

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.

Russian Space Forces
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