Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Soyuz

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 279 Failures: 19 Pending: 9

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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Launch Vehicle


Soyuz

Configuration: FG
Family: Soyuz-U

The Soyuz FG rocket is an expendable launch vehicle most commonly known for carrying humans to the International Space Station today.

Human Exploration


Soyuz TMA-18 begins Expedition 23 by carrying 3 astronauts and cosmonauts to the International Space Station. Russian Commander, cosmonaut Aleksandr Skvortsov alongside Flight Engineers,Mikhail Korniyenko (RSA) & Tracy Caldwell Dyson (NASA) will launch aboard the Soyuz spacecraft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and then rendezvous with the station. It landed on 25 September 2010, 05:23 UTC

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

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