The launch of the Russian “Union” with OneWeb satellites suffered from problems with the rocket
Moscow. 31 Jan. INTERFAX.RU — the Launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz” with the satellites OneWeb shifted due to problems with the rocket, said the founder and Executive Director of the British company, Greg Wyler.
“It’s true, there is a problem with the rocket, which forced us to postpone the launch. Our satellites in order and ready to run,” wrote the Wyler on Twitter.
He did not specify the date on which the postponed launch. He had previously been scheduled for 20 February.
Yesterday in mass media there was information about problems with the upper stage “Fregat” identified during the preparation of the launch of a Soyuz with the OneWeb satellites at the spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. In a press-service of the state Corporation “Roscosmos”, “Interfax” stated that the possible deviations in preparation for the launch rocket “Soyuz” with the upper stage “Fregat” will be eliminated before the start.
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“Launch preparations at Kourou, the satellite OneWeb is in normal mode. During prelaunch operations can be identified in various deviations, which are eliminated prior to the launch of a space rocket”, — said the press service on Wednesday.
“To save the payload and the successful elimination of the state Corporation “Roscosmos” introducing multi-phase test in the industry, and directly before starting”, — noted in press service.