Today, on February 21, 2019, from the Baikonur cosmodrome at 19:47 (Moscow time), the launch vehicle “Soyuz-2” with the “Fregat” upper stage and the “Egyptsat-A” satellite, created in the interests of the Arab Republic of Egypt, was launched.
After the separation of the head unit from the third stage of the carrier rocket “Fregat” upper stage continued the moving of the spacecraft.
The separation of the satellite from the upper stage took place normally after two starts of the marching engine in strict accordance with the flight sequence chart.
The ‘Egyptsat-A’ satellite is designed to capture the earth’s surface with high resolution.
After the finish of the flight test program, the satellite control will be transferred to the Egyptian side.