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Soyuz lifts off from French Guiana with Hispasat 36W-1

The Arianespace mission with Hispasat 36W-1 is now underway following tonight’s Soyuz liftoff from the Spaceport in French Guiana. Total lift performance for...

Soyuz delivers! Arianespace’s first 2017 mission opens a fast-paced year of launch activity

Arianespace began its busy 2017 launch schedule with a Soyuz mission tonight that marked multiple “firsts” in orbiting the Hispasat 36W-1 telecommunications ...

Arianespace Flight VS16 / Hispasat 36W-1

Arianespace began its busy 2017 launch schedule with a Soyuz mission tonight that marked multiple “firsts” in orbiting the Hispasat 36W-1 telecommunications ...

Hispasat 36W-1 (Hispasat AG1)

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Communications

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Ariane Launch Area 3 Kourou, French Guiana

Hispasat 36W-1, also known as Hispasat AG-1, is a Spanish geostationary communications satellite. Joining the Hispasat fleet, this 3200 kg satellite is to operate in orbit for 15 years, providing its multimedia services to Europe, the Canary Islands and South America.

Soyuz STB

Family: Soyuz
Configuration: Fregat-MT

The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage. First launch took place from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 on 26 July 2008 with a classified military payload. The 2.1b/ST version is sometimes called Soyuz ST-B.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    46.3 m
  • Diameter
    2.95 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    310 T
  • Thrust
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz STB
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    Fregat-MT
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz STB Fregat-MT
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $80M
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3250 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity
    4900 kg

Arianespace

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CEO: Stéphane Israël Founded: 1980 Successes: 140 Failures: 7 Pending: 35

Agency Type: Commercial

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

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Kourou, French Guiana

Pad: Ariane Launch Area 3


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