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Soyuz Flight VS24

For its eighth launch of the year and the third Soyuz flight of 2020, Arianespace will orbit the FalconEye satellite. FalconEye is a high performance optical Earth observation satellite system for the Armed Forces of the United Arab Emirates (UAEAF) manufactured by the consortium of Airbus Defence ...

Flight VS24: will launch from the Guiana Space Center with Soyuz its eighth mission of 2020

On November 29, Arianespace will carry out from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in French Guiana, its eighth launch of the year. This mission will be the third realized this year with the Soyuz medium-lift launch vehicle, the two previous ones were conducted from Russia. The launcher will be carryin...

Falcon Eye 2

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Destination: Sun-Synchronous Orbit
Mission: Government/Top Secret

Sun-Synchronous Orbit Soyuz Launch Complex Kourou, French Guiana

Falcon Eye 2 is a high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite for the United Arab Emirates. Built by Airbus Defense and Space with an optical imaging payload from Thales Alenia Space, Falcon Eye is the second of two surveillance satellites ordered by the UAE's military.

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Updates

Cosmic_Penguin • Nov. 30, 2020, 12:52 a.m.

Added webcast link.


spacevogel • Nov. 29, 2020, 5:29 p.m.

Updated exact T-0, added mission page url


Nosu • Nov. 28, 2020, 5:40 p.m.


Soyuz STA

Family: Soyuz
Configuration: Fregat

The 2.1a version includes conversion from analog to digital flight control system and uprated engines on the booster and the first stage with improved injection systems. The new digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to launch from a fixed rather than angled launch platform and adjust its heading in flight. A digital control system also enables the launch of larger commercial satellites with wider and longer payload fairings such as the ST-type fairing. These fairings introduce too much aerodynamic instability for the old analog system to handle. This stage continues to use the RD-0110 engine. The 2.1a/ST version is sometimes called Soyuz ST-A.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    46.3 m
  • Diameter
    2.95 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    312 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz STA
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    Fregat
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz STA Fregat
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    7020 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2810 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    4230 kg

Progress Rocket Space Center

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Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 286 Failures: 10 Pending: 16

Agency Type: Commercial

Progress Rocket Space Centre, formerly known as TsSKB-Progress, is a space science and aerospace research company which is known for manufacturing launch vehicles and satellites. Most notably, Progress Rocket Space Centre is the manufacturer of Soyuz launch vehicles.

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