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: 2
Family: Soyuz-U

Vehicle Specifications


Soyuz-U2
GTO: None
LEO: 7050
Length: 34.54 m
Diameter: 2.95 m
Launch Mass: 298k kg
Thurst: None kN
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Human Exploration


Soyuz TM-16 was the 16th mission and the 13th long-duration expedition to Mir space station. The mission began on January 24, 1993, 05:58:05 UTC, launching Commander Gennadi Manakov and Flight Engineer Alexander Poleshchuk into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed EVAs, various station repair and maintenance tasks, and carried out scientific experiments in materials research, space technology, astrophysics and earth observation. One of the experiments was the deployment of a 20-m foil reflector, which was a test of a future solar reflector designed to illuminate regions on the Earth's surface. Station crew was visited by several Progress resupply spacecrafts, and welcomed aboard the Soyuz TM-17 crew. The mission concluded with a safe landing back on Earth on July 22, 1993, 06:41:50 UTC.

Launch Window


NET: January 24th 1993 - 05:58 UTC

Open: January 24th 1993 - 05:58 UTC

Close: January 24th 1993 - 05:58 UTC

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan


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