New Rocket Expands Russian Space Launch Capabilities | Russia | RIA Novosti

The Soyuz-2.1 rocket.

The Soyuz-2.1v rocket lifted off from Russia’s northern Plesetsk space center on December 28. It can carry up to 2,800 kg of payload into orbit and is powered by rocket engines left over from the Soviet Union’s lunar program.

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