The latest avatar of the age old and extremely reliable Soyuz rockets, Soyuz-2 is a versatile beast used for all kinds of missions - Earth observation satellites, navigation and communication satellites, military launches. Soon it will also send crewed missions to the International Space Station, taking over the task from Soyuz-FG.
GSLV Mk III
Long March 2F
Any other rocket
Maximum Lift Capacity to various orbits. LEO stands for Low Earth Orbit and GTO stands for Geostationary Transfer Orbit.
Payload fairing is the nose cone used to protect payload against the impact of heat & pressure during launch.
US$ 80 million
Gaia, Galileo Navigation Satellites, GLONASS, Progress
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