Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

On Friday, A Soyuz-2.1b rocket carrying a Meridian spacecraft, lifted off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome at 4.08 p.m.

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

The Soyuz-2 is the collective designation for the new version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. It is said to be a part of the R-7 carrier rocket family.

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

The Soyuz-2 is capable of lifting payloads into higher orbits, such as Molniya and Geosynchronous orbits.

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

The rocket with full tanks has a weight of 313 tons.

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Its length is 44 m which is comparable with a 14-storeyed building.

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

If compared to the Soyuz-2.1a, the Soyuz-2.1b  is equipped with the RD-0124, a rocket engine burning liquid oxygen and kerosene in a staged combustion cycle. It is developed by Khimavtomatiki Design Bureau.

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Two hours before the launch.

Fuelling the rocket.

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Several seconds after the launch.

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Soyuz-2.1b Launch From Plesetsk Cosmodrome

However, later it was reported that it failed to deliver the Meridian satellite to its desireble orbit and crashed shortly after the launch.

Location: Plesetsk

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