In 2018, Russia launched a Soyuz rocket carrying Russian astronauts and NASA astronauts.
Russia Launched 38 Satellites Successfully
25 March 2021 Current Affairs:Russia has successfully put 38 satellites from 18 countries into orbit from the Baikonur Astronomical Museum in Kazakhstan.
♦ The Russian space agency Roscosmos released a video showing its Soyuz rocket launched under a gray and cloudy sky. The rocket successfully put satellites of countries including Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Italy, Germany and Brazil into orbit.
♦ The launcher also launched the Challenge 1 Satellite, the first satellite fully manufactured in Tunisia manufactured by the Telnet Telecom Group.
♦ Soyuz 2.1a is a launch vehicle composed of Fregat superiors. The 2.1a version of the Soyuz satellite includes a conversion from analog to digital flight control system and an upgraded engine on the booster. This new type of digital flight control and telemetry system rocket is launched from a fixed platform rather than an angled launch platform.
♦ The Soyuz is a series of Soviet expendable launch systems developed by OKB-1. It was manufactured by the Progress Rocket Space Center in Samar located in Russia. This is the most commonly used launch vehicle(LV) in the world. These vehicles are used as launchers for the Soyuz manned spacecraft under the Soyuz program.
♦ In view of the fact that the Russian space sector has been lagging behind since the collapse of the Soviet Union, it is of great significance for Russia to launch 38 satellites at a time. It also lags behind international competitors due to corruption scandals and technological stagnation. In 2018, Russia launched a Soyuz rocket carrying Russian astronauts and NASA astronauts. However, the mission failed during the flight, and the crew had to make an emergency landing.