14 Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Posted on July 22, 2011 by kulichik

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.


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14 Responses to “Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2”

  1. John says:

    Awesome Russian rocketry.

  2. Nemef says:

    I look forward to seeing pictures of American Cosmonauts (*) going to the ISS the only way that is now available to them – via Russian rockets.

    (*) I reckon they are only Astronauts if the US gets them there themselves, which they no longer able to do.

  3. Arctic Tough says:

    Totally awesome pics, thanks so much for sharing! You Russians do an amazing job with your rocket launches! Keep up the great work and keep sharing these great pics!

  4. testicules says:

    Russian military officers have some of the worst hats ever.

  5. SMERSH says:

    The Soyuz-U is a wonderful machine. Russians are to be commended for their successful space program. In contrast, Barack Hussein Obama, the Islamic Manchurian candidate, has left the US with no way to put men in space. I hope the US can maintain positive relations with Russia so that the Russians will let us hitch a ride once in awhile on their beautiful rockets.

  6. US says:

    I am glad to see our Russian friends joining the United States in space. Unlike China they are helpful and friendly, and contribute to everything rather then steal.

    • YJ says:

      Russian isn’t letting the US using its technology for free it cost money son. contribution with required fees is simply business.

  7. Chac Mool says:

    Great pics, thanks. Good post.

  8. Awesome says:

    God I love space. So so awesome.

  9. testicules says:


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