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08.11.2019 (00:00)

For 15 years, 35 launches of Soyuz-2 medium-class launch vehicles were carried out from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome

On November 8, 2004, the first launch of the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle of modernization stage 1A was successfully carried out from the State Cosmodrome of the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation (Plesetsk Cosmodrome) in the Arkhangelsk region.

Developed on the basis of the Soyuz-U serial middle-class launch vehicle, the Soyuz-2 received improved propulsion systems, modern control and measurement systems as a result of the work, which significantly increased its technical and operational characteristics. In combination with the "Frigate" upper stage, the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle allows spacecraft to be launched into low, medium, highly elliptical, solar-synchronous, geo-transitional and geostationary orbits.

Over the past 15 years, the combat crews of the Plesetsk Cosmodrome carried out 35 launches of the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle of the modernization stages 1A and 1B. Currently, flight tests of the Soyuz-2 medium-class launch vehicle are completed.

In addition, since 2013, flight tests of the Soyuz-2.1V light class have been conducted at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome. By 2019, five launches of this type of missiles have been carried out from the Cosmodrome.

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