Soyuz 2.1A Fregat-M – Russian Space Forces Family: Soyuz meters Length: 46.3 meters Diameter: 2.95 meters Launch Mass: 312 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 7020 The Soyuz 2.1A Fregat-M was manufactured by Russian Space Forces with the first launch on 2010-10-19. Soyuz 2.1A Fregat-M has 13 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 14 launches. 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. Manufacturer 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. Russian Space Forces is a Government RUS entity that was founded in 1992 and is administered by Aleksandr Golovko. Russian Space Forces has 40 successful launches and 2 failed launches with a total of 42 launches.