Soyuz STB/Fregat – Arianespace Family: Soyuz meters Length: 46.3 meters Diameter: 2.95 meters Launch Mass: 312 Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8200 The Soyuz STB/Fregat was manufactured by Arianespace with the first launch on 2011-10-21. Soyuz STB/Fregat has 10 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 11 launches. The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage. First launch took place from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 on 26 July 2008 with a classified military payload. The 2.1b/ST version is sometimes called Soyuz ST-B. Manufacturer Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America. Arianespace is a Commercial FRA entity that was founded in 1980 and is administered by CEO: Stéphane Israël. Arianespace has 142 successful launches and 8 failed launches with a total of 150 launches.