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.
At the present time the plant has already produced and launched from Kourou 10 Soyuz-ST boosters, – he reminded.
According to the contracts we are to deliver 13 more boosters to provide launch campaigns up to 2019, Kirilin specified.
Roscosmos press service explained that 7 boosters are to be delivered to the ordering party in accordance with the contract signed in spring 2014, and 6 boosters – under the agreements concluded earlier.
The contract for delivery of first Soyuz-ST boosters was signed in 2005. That time it was supposed to launch from Kourou 50 boosters for 15 years.