30 Dec '13, 6am

Russia launches upgraded Soyuz rocket ~via Defense Talk

Russia launched an upgraded version of its Soyuz rocket on Saturday, successfully delivering a scientific satellite into space. The Soyuz-2.1v light class rocket includes a new engine design. “The operational crew at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome (in Russia’s Arkhangelsk Region) has successfully conducted a unique launch of a light-class Soyuz-2.1v rocket carrier with Volga upper stage and Aist spacecraft,” Russia’s Defense Ministry said. The Soyuz-2.1v blasted off at 12:30 GMT, with the Aist satellite being put into orbit at 14:09 GMT. The new rocket represents a major development in the Soyuz program, which began in 1966. The rocket features a completely reworked first stage, powered by a NK-33 (14D15) rocket engine which has twice the thrust in comparison with its predecessors. The new carrier and its Volga upper stage are designed to inject various spacecrafts into circular ...

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