Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

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.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

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.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

The train with oxygen and fuel has to be at a safe distance.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Mainframes are the first to be lowered down. The missile is kept in place with a tiny support fixed to the nose part.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Start. The last support is rejected. The missile is stable for some minutes due to the engine working.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

In 8 minutes the carrier-rocket will reach the orbit.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

The missile went through the clouds and made a hole in them.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

What you see is separation of the first step that will reach the land in several minutes.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

The start ground is in a good condition and is ready for another launch. Nothing here is destructed or burnt.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

The ceremony of awarding of those army men responsible for successful launch.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

In Russia carrier-rocket is suspended before the launch unlike in the west where it is standing.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

It allows us to reduce expenses as this type of launch is characterized by less damage.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Carrier rocket Soyuz-U is a modified model of Soyuz rocket developed in 1973.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

In total, 750 launches of the rocket were made.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

This very launch was made from a launch area in Plesetsk.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

As the launch area is located far in the north it is not used for carrying people to the orbit.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Elevating main supports.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Everybody is participating in the work including military men and engineers.

Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2

Location: Plesetsk

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14 thoughts on “Reaching The Stars In A Minute, Part 2”

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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