GLAVKOSMOS IS A SOYUZ-2 LAUNCH SERVICES AUTHORIZED OPERATOR STARTING FROM JANUARY 1, 2017

01.01.2017

Glavkosmos received the status of the authorized operator for Soyuz-2 commercial launches from the Russian space centers (Vostochny, Baikonur, Plesetsk). Soyuz-2.1 launcher with Fregat/Fregat MT upper stage has a high-tech and cost effective structure providing the best solution in terms of price, quality and technical specifications. Availability of various launch configurations make it highly competitive on the world market and provide the best solutions for potential customers.

Soyuz is one of the world’s most reliable launchers; one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five successful launches were conducted since 1959. Soyuz-2.1 launch vehicle with Fregat/Fregat MT upper stage has a high-tech and cost effective structure providing the best solution for the client in terms of price, quality and technical specifications.

In 2009-2014 Glavkosmos had successfully launched 18 secondary payloads. In 2017-2018, is is planned to launch more than 100 Microsats and Cubesats in total together with three federal SSO missions.

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On July 15, 1975 Soyuz-19 spaceship was lifted aboard Soyuz-U launch vehicle. It was the first international space flight with the docking of Apollo, a US spaceship. The famous Soyuz-Apollo docking was a historical event and a symbol of rapprochement between the two superpowers in the period of détente during the long-lasting Cold War.
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On April 4, 2019, Glavkosmos JSC, under a contract with Arianespace, launched four communication satellites of O3b Networks, a subsidiary of Luxembourg-based satellite communications operator SES. The name O3b stands for “Other 3 billions”, which refers to the world's population, where broadband Internet is not available right now. Thanks to the O3b satellites, the Internet will come to them.
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Soyuz-2.1a became the first rocket launched from the new Russian space center Vostochny. The historical launch was conducted on April 28, 2016.