Category : Fregat
December 11, 2019

Today, on December 11, 2019, at 11:54 (Moscow time) the "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle with the "Fregat" upper stage and the "Glonass-M” navigation satellite successfully launched from the launch pad of the Plesetsk cosmodrome.

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September 20, 2019

From the territory of the Lavochkin NPO (part of Roscosmos State Corporation) 3 containers were dispatched with "Fregat-M" upper stages.

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June 23, 2019

At the "Vostochny" cosmodrome, the planned preparation for the upcoming launch continues. At the refueling station, the specialists of the "Vostochny" Space Center (“TSENKI” company branch) completed filling the upper stage “Fregat” with fuel components. The launch of the "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle with the "Fregat" upper stage and the Russian "Meteor-M" № 2-2 meteorological satellite and the associated payload is scheduled for July 5, 2019.

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June 3, 2019

In accordance with the schedule, on June 1, 2019, specialists of the Vostochny Space Center (TSENKI company branch) and NPO Lavochkin (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) at the Vostochny cosmodrome transported the "Fregat" upper stage from the Assembly and Testing building of the spacecrafts to the refueling station for refueling with fuel components and compressed gases. The "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle will launch the "Meteor-M" № 2-2 spacecraft into orbit. This will be the fifth launch from the newest Russian cosmodrome.

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May 22, 2019

The spacecraft "Meteor-M" № 2-2 and equipment for its assembly and testing arrived at the Ignatievo Airport of the Amur Region. On May 21, the space cargo was transported from the airport to Vostochny Cosmodrome, where specialists of the Vostochny Space Center (TsENKI company branch) have already prepared all the necessary technological equipment for its reception and performed its unloading. The "Soyuz-2.1b" launch vehicle will launch the "Meteor-M" № 2-2 spacecraft into orbit. This will be the fifth launch from the newest Russian cosmodrome.

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May 15, 2019

On May 14, the "Fregat" upper stage arrived at the Vostochny space center. On May 15, the “Fregat” upper stage will be transported to the Assembly and Testing building of spacecrafts and installed at the workplace for further testing. In the near future, the cosmodrome is awaiting the arrival of the "Meteor-M" № 2-2 spacecraft.

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April 5, 2019

Today, on April 4, 2019, the "Soyuz-ST-B" launch vehicle with the "Fregat-MT" upper stage was successfully launched at 20:03 (Moscow time) from the Guiana Space Center with four European telecommunication satellites О3b, manufactured by Thales Alenia Space according to the order of the Luxembourg operator SES. Now their number in orbit is 16 satellites, and they provide high-speed mobile and fixed communications to residents. This launch was the 75th for the "Fregat" upper stage and the 22nd from the Guiana Space Center.

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April 3, 2019

The "Soyuz-ST-B" launch vehicle with Fregat-MT upper stage and four European O3b satellites was rolled out and installed on the launch complex of Guiana Space Center on April 1. On the pre-launch days are also scheduled the autonomous checks of the "Fregat-MT" upper stage and the "Soyuz-ST-B" launch vehicle, control and final tests, as well as checking of the starting readiness of the upper stage. Launch is scheduled for April 4 at 19:30 (Moscow time).

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February 28, 2019

On February 28 at 00:37 (Moscow time) from the Guiana Space Center the first OneWeb-pilot spacecrafts were launched with a "Soyuz-ST-B" rocket with an upper stage "Fregat-M". OneWeb low-orbit spacecrafts are designed to provide high-speed Internet directly via satellite. The total orbital group will consist of 18 separate groups with 36 spacecrafts each. Satellite launches are planned from the Vostochny, Baikonur cosmodromes and Guiana Space Center.

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February 19, 2019

On February 18 at the Baikonur cosmodrome, the prelaunch preparation of a space rocket with the satellite "Egyptsat-A" began. The launch of the satellite is scheduled for Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 19:47 Moscow time. The "Egyptsat-A" satellite is designed for imaging of the Earth’s surface with high resolution and was created in the interests of the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt.

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