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The Soyuz Rocket and Launch Sequence Explained

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 currently Universe Today's Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT's Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

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  • Aqua4U August 9, 2013, 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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