Category : Kourou spaceport
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 8, 2016

Soyuz-2.1b medium booster with Glonass-M navigational satellite was successfully launched from Plesetsk spaceport in Arkhangelsk region, - Ministry of Defence press office reported.

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October 30, 2015

In 2016 Progress rocket and space centre will start manufacturing Soyuz-2.1b boosters against Arianespace order, - Centre General Designer deputy Alexander Storozh said. According to him Arianespace and Progress Centre concluded a contract for the launch of 21 Soyuz-2.1.b boosters in the period from 2017 to 2019. Upon completion of all calculations necessary metal parts will be purchased.

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September 8, 2015

On September 7, 2015 Soyuz-STB booster with two European navigational satellites Galileo was rolled-out to the launchpad of Kourou spaceport.

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February 11, 2015

Under the contract with European Arianespace Company Russia will deliver 13 Soyuz-ST boosters to be launched from Kourou spaceport in French Guiana by 2019, - Progress Rocket and Space Centre who is the designer of these boosters Director General Alexander Kirilin reported yesterday.

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August 20, 2014

Soyuz-ST-B booster with Fregat-MT upper stage and two European Galileo FOC space devices will be launched from Guiana Space Centre tomorow, on august 21, at 16.31, Moscow time.

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July 11, 2014

At 22:55:56, Moscow time, on July 10 Arianespace Company and Russian Federal Space Agency joint operational crews launched Soyuz-ST-B booster with Fregat-MT upper stage and four 03b Network telecommunication satellites from ELS Launchpad of Kourou spaceport in French Guiana.

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June 30, 2014

The last of five European unmanned cargo vehicles delivering cargos to the ISS will be launched on July 24, - Astro News reports with reference to Arianespace Company.

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June 18, 2014

Preparation for the launch of Soyuz-ST-B with O3b space device are under way at Soyuz launching pad in Guiana space centre (French Guiana).

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