Some pictures of a military launch area located in Plesetsk were shown in a previous post. Today we’ll continue our journey along the place and see more of Soyuz-U rocket firing.
The missile is 1,5 km from this place. It is in suspension on a start field. A fuel train is leaving on the right.
The train with oxygen and fuel has to be at a safe distance.
Mainframes are the first to be lowered down. The missile is kept in place with a tiny support fixed to the nose part.
Start. The last support is rejected. The missile is stable for some minutes due to the engine working.
In 8 minutes the carrier-rocket will reach the orbit.
The missile went through the clouds and made a hole in them.
What you see is separation of the first step that will reach the land in several minutes.
The start ground is in a good condition and is ready for another launch. Nothing here is destructed or burnt.
The ceremony of awarding of those army men responsible for successful launch.