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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.
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.
The second pair of Galileo navigation satellites is being prepared for launch from Europe's Spaceport in October.
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.
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.
The final countdown before its maiden flight later this year has begun for Soyuz with a simulated launch campaign at Europeâ€™s Spaceport in French Guiana.
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.
A Soyuz-2 rocket Friday carried a military communication satellite into orbit from the Plesetsk space center in northern Russia, launch officials said.
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.
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.