LAUNCH CENTER

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Success
Tue Nov 02 2010
Russian Space Forces

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Launch Successful
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(12:58 AM UTC)

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(12:58 AM UTC)

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(12:58 AM UTC)

RECOVERY OVERVIEW

Location

No Recovery Specified

Type

No Recovery Specified

Rocket Details

Name:

Soyuz 2.1a Fregat-M

Description:

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.

Soyuz 2.1a Fregat-M rocket
MISSION OVERVIEW
  • Type:
COMPLEX OVERVIEW

Location

Plesetsk Cosmodrome, Russian Federation

Pad

43/4 (43R)