The Soyuz rocket is designed by the former USSR and Russia, for cargo hauling and carrying the Soyuz spacecraft. It can be assembled as follows to carry the LOK payload:
- Soyuz First Stage
- Soyuz 2nd Stage
- LOK Service Module
- LOK Crew Capsule
- LOK Docking Module
- LOK Fairing
- N1 Escape Tower
- This rocket's original design (the R-7/Vostok, which can be semi-accurately recreated by removing the second stage) was used to launch the first satellite into orbit, Sputnik 1. Later, it also brought the first man into space, Yuri Gagarin.
- The spacecraft is erroneously referred in Space Agency as LOK. Actually, the LOK was a spacecraft similar to the Soyuz which lacked solar panels and would be used on the Soviet crewed lunar missions which were cancelled following the four failed launches of the N1.
- The first version designed by the soviets were to be used as ICBMs (Inter Continental Ballistic Missiles). They were later refitted for more peaceful purposes.
- The total cost of assembling the Soyuz is $17,625,000.
- There are 5 varieties of the rocket. Its official name is the R-7 Semyorka, literally "The 7". The one used here is the Soyuz variant.
- 1st: Test Vehicle - Soyuz 1st + Soyuz 2nd + Fairing Aero
- 2nd: Sputnik (First Satellite) - Soyuz 1st + Tug (Small) + Seismometer Experiment + Fairing Standard
- 3rd: Vostok (Launched Yuri Gagarin) - Soyuz 1st + Soyuz 2nd + Connector Small to Small + Tug Module Heavy + Gemini Service Module + LOK crew capsule + Saturn V Fairing + Launch Escape Tower
- 4th: Voskhod - Soyuz 1st and 2nd + Small Connector + Small Tug + Payload + LOK Fairing
- 5th: Soyuz [This One]
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