Russia to Launch Soyuz-2.1v Carrier Rocket in Summer
The second launch of the new Soyuz-2.1v light carrier rocket is scheduled for this summer. This was stated by Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces, Lieutenant General Alexander Golovko.
“The preparatory work is being carried out according to plan. The second launch of the new Soyuz-2.1v carrier rocket is scheduled for this summer,” Mr. Golovko said.
It should be noted that the first launch of the carrier rocket (with a Volga booster and an Aist satellite) was performed on December 28, 2013 from Plesetsk. The launches are carried out in the interests of the Russian Defence Ministry.
The Soyuz-2.1v is a two-stage light carrier rocket that can lift off from the launch pads designed for Soyuz-2 rockets. Together with a Volga booster, Soyuz-2.1v can be used to deliver different spacecraft to circular orbits of up to 1,500 km and heliosynchronous orbits of up to 850 km.