The Soyuz Rocket and Launch Sequence Explained

by Nancy Atkinson on August 8, 2013

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 works with Astronomy Cast, and is a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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