Soyuz 2.1B – Russian Space Forces Family: Soyuz meters Length: 46.3 meters Diameter: 2.95 meters Launch Mass: 312 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8200 The Soyuz 2.1B was manufactured by Russian Space Forces with the first launch on . Soyuz 2.1B has 8 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 8 launches. Soyuz-2 is 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 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage. 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.