“Union” with the European communications satellite launch from Kourou on may 18
Moscow. April 25. INTERFAX.RU — the Launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-ST-A” with the European geostationary communications satellite, SES-15 from Kourou, cancelled on 4 April due to strikes in French Guiana, scheduled for mid-may, reported “Interfax” a source in the space industry.
“The launch is scheduled for may 18,” — said the source.
Earlier, several media outlets reported that the launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz-ST-A”, which on April 4 was put into orbit a satellite SES-15, postponed due to events in French Guiana.
Protests and strikes in French Guiana, where is Kourou took a protracted nature. The result was the delayed start of the carrier rocket Ariane 5, which was to deliver into orbit two telecommunications satellites: SGDC and KOREASAT-7.
Geostationary communication satellite SES-15 owned by Luxembourg satellite operator is intended for use in North and Latin America and the Caribbean.