Soyuz rocket launch from Kuru cosmodrome postponed for the second time

Roskosmos: Soyuz launch from Kuru cosmodrome postponed for a day for the second time

Soyuz-ST launch vehicle with two navigation satellites Galileo from the Kourou cosmodrome in French Guiana was postponed for the second time due to the unavailability of the French telemetry reception station. This is stated in the Telegram channel of the state corporation “Roscosmos”.

“The launch of the Soyuz-ST-B rocket with Galileo spacecraft, scheduled for December 3 from the Guiana Space Center, was postponed for a day due to the unavailability of the French the ship's station for receiving telemetric information, “the press service of the company reported.

Now the launch of the Russian missile is scheduled for December 4 at 03:23 Moscow time.

On Wednesday night, On December 1, the head of the operator of launches from the Kuru cosmodrome Arianespace (“Arianespace”) Stefan Israel said that the start of the Russian carrier rocket “Soyuz-ST” was postponed for a day due to bad weather and will take place on the night of December 3 Moscow time. The head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin later clarified that the launch was postponed due to wind at heights. According to him, there were no technical problems.

At the end of November it was reported that some of the Russian missile launches would be transferred to the French Kourou cosmodrome. According to Rogozin, four missile launches from this cosmodrome are planned in 2022.

In December 2020, the Russian Soyuz launch vehicle successfully launched from the Kuru cosmodrome. The rocket launched the Falcon Eye satellite of the United Arab Emirates. It is designed to monitor the Earth's surface. The aircraft was manufactured by a consortium of Airbus Defense and Space and Thales Alenia Space.



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