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Expendable LV's

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Angara
Ariane 4
Ariane 5
Athena
Atlas II
Atlas III
Atlas V
Avrora (Aurora)
Beal BA-2
Delta II
Delta III
Delta IV
Dnepr
Eurockot
GSLV
H-IIA
J-1
Kosmos 3M
Long March 3
Pegasus
Proton
Shtil
Soyuz
Start
Strela
Taurus
Titan II
Titan IV
Tsiklon
Zenit

   Soyuz - Summary
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The Russian Soyuz launch vehicle evolved out of the original Class A ("Sputnik") ICBM designed by Sergei Korolev and his OKB-1 design bureau (now RSC Energia).  From the early 1960's until today, the Soyuz launch vehicle has been the backbone of Russia's manned and un-manned space launch fleet.  Today, the Soyuz launch vehicle is marketed internationally by a joint Russian / French consortium called STARSEM.  As of August 2001, there have been ten Soyuz missions under the STARSEM banner.

Work is underway to develop the Soyuz 2 and Soyuz Fregat - upgraded versions of the current Soyuz and Molniya vehicles.  Plans called for engine performance improvements to the first stage core and liquid strap-on boosters, a new second stage based on the RD-0124 staged combustion LOX / kerosene engine, a new flight control system and the addition of an Ariane 4 payload fairing option.   It is not known when the Soyuz 2 and Soyuz Fregat vehicles will enter service.

Prime Contractor: The Samara Space Center (TsSKB-Progress)
Point of Contact STARSEM
Tour Maine-Montparnasse
33, avenue du Maine
BP 30
75755 Paris Cedex 15
FRANCE



Point of contact:
Mrs. Claire Coulbeaux
Director of Communication
Tel: +331 56 80 09 60
Fax: +331 40 64 05 62
E-mail: communication@starsem.com
Launch Site: Baikonur (45.6 deg. N Latitude)
Plesetsk (62.8 deg. N Latitude)
Web Links: Starsem Web Site
Soyuz (Starsem) Payload User's Guide (8 megs)

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