Why does Arianespace use Soyuz?
Soyuz is a four-stage launcher, designed to extremely high reliability levels for its use in manned missions. Vehicles flown from the Spaceport are evolved versions that include an updated digital flight control system, an increased-performance third stage and the larger Soyuz ST payload fairing.
What country owns Arianespace?
The first commercial flight managed by the new entity was Spacenet F1 launched on 23 May 1984. Arianespace uses the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana as its main launch site….Arianespace.
|Type||Launch Service Provider|
|Revenue||€1.433 billion (2015)|
|Net income||€4 million (2015)|
|Number of employees||321|
Are Soyuz rockets reusable?
The Soyuz is not reusable; it is expendable. A new Soyuz spacecraft must be made for every mission. Soyuz can carry up to three crew members and provide life support for about 30 person days.
How much does the Soyuz cost?
|Cost per launch||US$80 million (Arianespace)  US$35-48.5 million (Roscosmos)|
|Height||46.3 m (152 ft)|
|Diameter||2.95 m (9 ft 8 in)|
|Mass||312,000 kg (688,000 lb)|
How many engines does the Soyuz have?
|Thrust||294 kilonewtons (66,000 lbf)|
|Specific impulse||330 sec|
|Burn time||246 seconds|
Who owns Ariane space?
Arianespace is a subsidiary of ArianeGroup, which holds 74% of its share capital; the balance is held by 18 other shareholders from the European launcher industry.
Where does the name Soyuz come from?
“Soyuz” is a transliteration of the Cyrillic text “Союз”, and is the Russian word for “Union”.
When did Arianespace take over launch of Soyuz?
The Soyuz Launch Site acceptance review took place during the last week of March 2011, leading to the first simulated launch campaign between 29 April and 4 May. The launch site was officially handed over from ESA to the Arianespace on 7 May 2011.
What kind of launch vehicle does Arianespace use?
Soyuz at the Guiana Space Centre (also known as Soyuz at CSG or Arianespace Soyuz) is an ongoing ESA programme for operating Soyuz-ST launch vehicles from Guiana Space Centre (CSG), providing medium-size launch capability for Arianespace to accompany the light Vega and heavy-lift Ariane 5.
Where does the Soyuz launch vehicle come from?
Soyuz at the Guiana Space Centre. Soyuz at the Guiana Space Centre (also known as Soyuz at CSG or Arianespace Soyuz) is an ongoing ESA programme for operating Soyuz-ST launch vehicles from Guiana Space Centre (CSG), providing medium-size launch capability for Arianespace to accompany the light Vega and heavy-lift Ariane 5.
What kind of rocket is the Soyuz rocket?
The Soyuz launcher was introduced in 1966, deriving from the Vostok launcher, which in turn was based on the 8K74 or R-7a intercontinental ballistic missile. It was initially a three-stage rocket with a Block I upper stage. The first four test launches were all failures, but eventually it worked.