The Soyuz-2.1b is installed on the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome

March 2, 2022

BAIKONUR, March 2. - The Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with the Fregat upper stage was rolled out from the Assembly and Test Facility on Wednesday. The launch vehicle was installed on the launch pad of the Baikonur osmodrome, the launch is scheduled for Friday, March 4, at 22:41 UTC.

These works are carried out under the contracts of Glavkosmos (part of Roscosmos) with the foreign customers.

The joint team consisting of the foreign customers and the representatives of Roscosmos enterprises Progress Space Rocket Center, Lavochkin Association, TsENKI and Glavkosmos, is carrying out pre-launch works.


Glavkosmos, JSC is a subsidiary of the State Space Corporation Roscosmos. The main task of the company is to promote the achievements of the Russian rocket and space industry to world markets and to manage complex international projects. During its more than thirty-five year history, the company has successfully fulfilled over 140 international contracts, including the launch of more than 170 spacecraft as a secondary payload.

Since May 2021, Glavkosmos has been the official operator of Roscosmos trademarks.

ROSCOSMOS is a State Corporation established in August 2015 to carry out a comprehensive reform of the Russian rocket and space industry. ROSCOSMOS ensures the implementation of the state policy in space activities and its normative and legal regulations, as well as places orders for the design, production and supply of space equipment and space infrastructure. ROSCOSMOS is also vested with authority to develop international cooperation in space and establish the appropriate environment for applying achievements in space domain for the social and economic development in Russia.