Soyuz U Vehicle Overview

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

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Soyuz U rocket

Basic Info

Name

Soyuz U

Family

Soyuz

Manufacturer

First Launch

18 May 1973

Successful Launches

694

Failed Launches

20

Rocket Info

Status

Inactive

Stages

2-3

Length

51.1 m

Diameter

2.95 m

Launch Mass

313 tons

Reusability

Not Reusable

Payload Info

LEO Capacity

6,900 kg

Launch Sites used by Soyuz U

Baikonur Cosmodrome

Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site

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

📍 Kazakhstan
🚀 1549 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