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Galileo Satellites Ready For Launch
2012-10-01 12:58:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The twin Galileo satellites are now fueled and ready for the launch planned for the evening of October 12, according to the European Space Agency (ESA). ESA said that technicians filled up the two satellites' tanks with hydrazine fuel, which is used to maintain the satellites' attitude and orbital position during their 12-year lifetime. The Galileo satellites will be transported to medium orbit by the Fregat fourth stage of their...

Weather Satellite Set For Liftoff
2012-09-11 09:07:26

As preparations for the launch of Europe´s latest weather satellite continue on track, the team in Kazakhstan has said farewell to MetOp-B as it was sealed in the Soyuz rocket fairing. Liftoff is set for 16:28 GMT (18:28 CEST) on Monday. Encapsulation is an important and somewhat emotional milestone on the road to launch as it is the last time MetOp-B will be seen. The launch campaign team has spent the last six weeks or so at the Baikonur Cosmodrome testing and preparing this...

Galileo Satellites Being Prepped For Launch
2012-09-10 14:00:35

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The second pair of Galileo navigation satellites is being prepared for launch from Europe's Spaceport in October. The third Galileo satellite's propellant tank will be getting filled with hydrazine fuel this week, and the fourth will be getting its propellant tank filled next week. The twin satellites will be hitching a ride aboard the Soyuz ST-B on October 10, then will meet up with the first two Galileo satellites currently in...

MetOp-B Launch Postponed
2012-04-30 03:56:49

Eumetsat and the European Space Agency (ESA) have been informed by the launch service provider, Starsem, that the launch of the MetOp-B satellite by a Soyuz rocket, scheduled for 23 May from Baikonur, had to be postponed. This is due to additional measures required to ensure the availability of safe drop zones for parts of the launcher after lift-off. The launch has been postponed for some weeks, until appropriate measures are implemented. It is expected to take place in the second half of...

Another Soyuz Launch Fails, Communications Satellite Lost
2011-12-24 06:03:16

The Russian space program suffered yet another setback on Friday after a Soyuz-2 vehicle failed to put a communications satellite into orbit, resulting in debris from the probe crashing back to Earth in a Siberian town located roughly 1,400 miles from Moscow. According to BBC News Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos, the Soyuz 2.1b (described by Amos as the most modern form of the venerable Russian spaceship) launched at 16:08 Moscow time from the Plesetsk spaceport in northern Russia....

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2011-05-04 15:04:02

The final countdown before its maiden flight later this year has begun for Soyuz with a simulated launch campaign at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. This dry run ensures that the Soyuz and the new facilities work together perfectly, while allowing the teams to train under realistic launch conditions. It also validates all the procedures during the final phase before launch, except the fuelling of the vehicle.  Last Friday, one of the two Soyuz launchers already at the Spaceport was...

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2009-11-08 06:37:40

A Russian rocket will next year for the first time blast off from a European launch pad in South America, officials said Saturday, as the first rockets headed for the site on board a ship. Two Russian Soyuz rockets bound for the French seas left late Saturday. They will arrive 15 days later ahead of the first planned launches next year of Soyuz rockets from France's launch site in French Guiana. Arianespace Jean-Yves Le Gall, chief executive of French aerospace, told AFP, "We are in line for...

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2009-05-22 10:35:00

A Soyuz-2 rocket Friday carried a military communication satellite into orbit from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, launch officials said. A steady communication link has been established with the spacecraft. All on-board systems are performing normally, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin said. The Meridian 2 satellite primarily will be used for Russian military communications, though it also will be of commercial use for civilian services, such as navigation, RIA Novosti reported. The...

2008-09-23 21:00:11

MOSCOW. Sept 23 (Interfax-AVN) - Russia has signed 14 contracts to launch Soyuz-ST space launch vehicle rockets to date, deals worth a total of about $700 million, the head of the Federal Space Agency, Anatoly Perminov, told reporters on Tuesday. (c) 2008 Daily News Bulletin; Moscow - English. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-26 18:00:15

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Plesetsk, Arkhangelsk Region, 26 July: A modernized Soyuz-2 carrier rocket blasted off from Russia's northern Plesetsk spaceport on Saturday [26 July] to take a Kosmos [also Cosmos] military satellite into orbit. The launch took place at 2231 Moscow time (1831 gmt). The launch was postponed for a day on Friday for additional checks in the rocket control system of the 1B modernization stage [its full designation Soyuz-2-1B,...


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