Soyuz 2.1a Vehicle Overview

A complete overview of the Soyuz 2.1a launch vehicle, including launch stats, vehicle info and launch locations.

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Basic Info

Name

Soyuz 2.1a

Family

Soyuz

First Launch

4 Nov 2004

Successful Launches

71

Failed Launches

3

Rocket Info (Soyuz STA Fregat)

Status

Active

Stages

3

Length

46.3 m

Diameter

2.95 m

Launch Mass

312 tons

Reusability

Not Reusable

Payload Info (Soyuz STA Fregat)

LEO Capacity

7,020 kg

GTO Capacity

2,810 kg

The Soyuz 2.1A converted the flight control system from analog to digital, which allowed launch from fixed platforms. It also allowed big fairings and payloads. It is used for crewed Soyuz and Progress flights to the ISS.

Launch Sites used by Soyuz 2.1a

Baikonur Cosmodrome

Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site

World's largest space launch facility, pivotal for Russian space missions.

📍 Kazakhstan
🚀 1548 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Guiana Space Centre

Guiana Space Centre launch site

European spaceport near the equator for satellite launches, managed by ESA and CNES.

📍 France
🚀 320 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Plesetsk Cosmodrome

Plesetsk Cosmodrome launch site

Russian spaceport specialized in military satellites, known for high inclination and polar orbit launches.

📍 Russia
🚀 1668 Launches

Upcoming Launches

Vostochny Cosmodrome

Vostochny Cosmodrome launch site
📍 Russia
🚀 17 Launches

Upcoming Launches