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Yantar-4K2 68

Soyuz U

Russian Space Forces

Launch Status
Success

Mission

Yantar-4K2 68

Type: Government/Top Secret

Film-return reconnaissance satellite

Location

43/3 (43L)

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

1659 rockets have launched from Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation.

43/3 (43L), Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Rocket

Soyuz U – Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

  • Family: Soyuz
  • Length: 51.1 m
  • Diameter: 2.95 m
  • Launch Mass: 313 T
  • Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 6900 kg

The Soyuz U was manufactured by Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS) with the first launch on . Soyuz U has 694 successful launches and 20 failed launches with a total of 714 launches.

Agency

Russian Space Forces – VKS

  • Type: Government
  • Abbreviation: VKS
  • Administration: Commander: Aleksandr Golovko
  • Founded: 1992
  • Country: RUS

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.

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