Soyuz 2.1b Vehicle Overview

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

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Soyuz STB Fregat-MT rocket

Basic Info

Name

Soyuz 2.1b

Family

Soyuz

First Launch

27 Dec 2006

Successful Launches

89

Failed Launches

3

Rocket Info (Soyuz STB Fregat-MT)

Status

Active

Stages

3

Length

46.3 m

Diameter

2.95 m

Launch Mass

310 tons

Reusability

Not Reusable

Payload Info (Soyuz STB Fregat-MT)

LEO Capacity

8,200 kg

GTO Capacity

3,250 kg

Launch Cost

$80M

Soyuz-2 is the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage.

Launch Sites used by Soyuz 2.1b

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