Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat
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Russian Aerospace Defence Forces launch of a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat Rocket

Russian Aerospace Defence Forces was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Fri, Dec 23rd, 2011, 7:08 AM EST from 43/4 (43R), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russia. The status of the launch was Failed. 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 2.1B

Soyuz-2, GRAU index 14A14, is the collective designation for the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The first-stage boosters and two core stages feature uprated engines with improved injection systems, compared to the previous versions of the Soyuz. Digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to be launched from a fixed launch platform, whereas the launch platforms for earlier Soyuz rockets had to be rotated as the rocket could not perform a roll to change its heading in flight.

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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