The Soyuz Rocket and Launch Sequence Explained

by Nancy Atkinson on August 8, 2013

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Want to know more about the Soyuz rocket? This new video from ESA is based on actual lessons for astronauts about the Soyuz rocket and describes the parts of the Soyuz, the stages and launch sequence. The info here was part of ESA Basic Training for the ESA astronaut class of 2009 (also known as the Shenanigans09).

A Soyuz rocket on the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in December, 2012. Credit: NASA.

A Soyuz rocket on the launchpad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in December, 2012. Credit: NASA.

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Nancy Atkinson is Universe Today's Senior Editor. She also is the host of the NASA Lunar Science Institute podcast and works with Astronomy Cast. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

Aqua4U August 9, 2013 at 12:10 AM

Nice as I’ve never seen the whole Soyuz launch profile.. great animations! The 17 G escape rocket sounds a bit neuron ripping… but infinitely better than a bad Bar-B-Q! Ho!

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