Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

Soyuz-U

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Administrator: Dmitry Rogozin Founded: 1992 Successes: 234 Failures: 11 Pending: 23

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-8 was the eighth mission and the fifth long-duration expedition to Mir space station. The mission began on September 5, 1989, 21:38:03 UTC, launching Commander Alexander Viktorenko and Flight Engineer Aleksandr Serebrov into orbit. They docked with Mir two days later. During their stay there, cosmonauts performed five EVAs, various station maintenance tasks, and carried out scientific experiments in medicine, geophysics, space technology, earth observation, astronomy etc. The crew returned after 166 days in orbit, landing safely back on Earth on February 19, 1990, 04:36:18 UTC.

Launch Window


NET: September 5th 1989 - 21:38 UTC

Open: September 5th 1989 - 21:38 UTC

Close: September 5th 1989 - 21:38 UTC

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Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

1/5, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan


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