Success – Soyuz-2-1A Rocket Launch

A Soyuz 2-1A Rocket Launched on December 28 at 21.09 Moscow time from Launch Complex 31 area at the Baikonur Cosmodrome,

From ROSCOSMOS (translated) – starting businesses calculations of rocket-space industry in Russia is made ​​of space rocket launch (RKN) “Soyuz-2.1a” with the upper block (RB) “Frigate”, designed for launching into orbit of the cluster of the six low-Earth orbit spacecraft (SC) – repeaters “Globalstar-2.” 

After the regular department head part of the third stage of the launch vehicle upper stage “Fregat” continued the removal of spacecraft into the desired orbit. 

SC “Globalstar-2″ developed by «Thales Alenia Space »commissioned by the corporation” Globalstar »(Globalstar), specializing in providing wide range of users of high-quality global personal mobile communication network using low-orbit satellite repeater. 

In October 2010 and July 2011. already held a similar cluster of launches 6 satellites “Globalstar-2.”

Video’s from ROSCOSMOS

Rocket Launch Video

Roll Out Video


A Soyuz-2-1A rocket launched from Baikonur, December 28th, at 17:09 UTC. The rocket carried six Globalstar-2 Satellites into orbit.These satellites will join 12 more Globalstar-2 satellites already in orbit, after launching in October 2010 and July 2011.The entire Globalstar-2 second generation constellation will consist of 48 satellites and will have a life span of 15 years.

Rocket Launch Video

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