Kanopus-V satellites delivered to orbit by Soyuz carrier rocket

  27 December 2018    Read: 1517
Kanopus-V satellites delivered to orbit by Soyuz carrier rocket

The Fregat upper stage has delivered two Kanopus-V remote sensing satellites to the orbit. The Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket was earlier launched from the Vostochny spaceport, TASS reports.  

"The Kanopus-V spacecraft separated from the Fregat upper stage," the announcer said in his broadcast from the launch site.

The Fregat will then deliver 25 foreign small spacecraft to the orbit.

The Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket was laucnhed from the Vostochny spaceport at 5:07am Moscow time. Nine minutes after the launch, the Fregat upper stage with spacecraft separated from the third stage of the carrier rocket.

 


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