Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Soyuz U

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 233 Failures: 11 Pending: 24

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 U

Configuration:
Family: Soyuz

Vehicle Specifications


Soyuz U
GTO: None
LEO: 6900
Length: 51.1 m
Diameter: 2.95 m
Launch Mass: 313k kg
Thurst: None kN
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Human Exploration


Soyuz TM-30 was the 39th mission and the 28th long-duration expedition to Mir space station. It was the final human spaceflight to Mir. The mission began on April 4, 2000, 05:01:29 UTC, launching Commander Sergei Zalyotin and Flight Engineer Aleksandr Kaleri into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed an EVA and various maintenance and repair tasks. Station crew was visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts. The mission was privately funded by MirCorp company, which planned to refurbish and privatize the aging Mir space station, however insufficient funding and investment made these plans impossible to come true. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on June 16, 2000, 00:44 UTC.

Launch Window


NET: April 4th 2000 - 05:01 UTC

Open: April 4th 2000 - 05:01 UTC

Close: April 4th 2000 - 05:01 UTC

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan


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