Success of the 1,812th launch of Soyuz

The 1,812th flight of a Soyuz launch vehicle was performed on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 00:53 Moscow time (21:53 Paris time on Monday, 25 November 2013).

Arianespace and its Russian partners report that the Progress cargo spacecraft was accurately placed on the target orbit for another mission to the International Space Station. This was the fourteenth Soyuz family mission in 2013.

With the introduction of Soyuz at the Guiana Space Center (CSG) and its successful historic launch on 21 October 2011, this famed Russian medium-class launch vehicle became an integral part of the European launch vehicle fleet, together with the heavy-lift Ariane 5 and the lightweight Vega. Offered to the commercial market, the Soyuz in French Guiana is Europe’s reference medium-class launch vehicle for governmental and commercial missions.

Source / Author: Arianespace