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Arianespace Flight VS05 / O3b

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at 4:27 pm local time in French Guiana, Arianespace successfully carried out the fifth Soyuz launch from the Guiana Space Center (...

O3b FM1, FM2, FM4, FM5

Overview

Destination: Medium Earth Orbit
Mission: Communications

Medium Earth Orbit Soyuz Launch Complex Kourou, French Guiana

The O3b Satellite Constellation is designed for telecommunications and data backhaul from remote locations.

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: Soyuz Launch Complex


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