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Family: R-7. Country: Russia. Status: Hardware. Library of Congress Designation: A-2. Department of Defence Designation: SL-4. ASCC Reporting Name: Sapwood.

Uprated Soyuz booster designed for high performance Russian government missions - delivery of Soyuz and Progress spacecraft to the International Space Station. Upgraded engines, modern avionics, reduced non-Russian content. Unknown differences to Soyuz ST.


LEO Payload: 7,420 kg. to: 193 km Orbit. at: 51.8 degrees. Liftoff Thrust: 422,500 kgf. Total Mass: 305,000 kg. Core Diameter: 3.0 m. Total Length: 46.1 m. Launch Price $: 50.00 million. in 1999 price dollars.


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