Kourou Preparing Launch of Soyuz


French Guiana started preparations for the launch of the carrier rocket “Soyuz”.

As it was told to TASS at the company Arianespace, which is responsible for launching from Kourou, it has been completed installation of the four side accelerators for the first stage of the rocket. They were attached to the central unit “A”, which represents the second stage.

“After the installation of all three stages, the rocket will be placed into a launching pad for passing the final test systems,” Arianespace noted.

The launch of “Soyuz” from Kourou is scheduled for March 27.

Two satellites of the European navigation system “Galileo” will be on board of the Russian carrier rocket.


Posted on March 6, 2015, in Space Industry News. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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