Launch ILV “Soyuz-FG” with a cluster of spacecraft

Start a space rocket “Soyuz-FG” with a cluster of spacecraft (SC) – Russian “Kanopus-In” and MCA-FCI (“Zond-PP”), Belarus BKA, «TET-1″ (Germany) and «ADS- 1B »(Canada).


Russia’s Soyuz successfully launched from Baikonur

Russia’s Soyuz rocket carrying five satellites on board was launched from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on July 22nd, 2012.

The rocket is expected to deliver the Russian satellites Canopus-B and MKA-PN1, a Belarusian BKA satellite, the Canadian ADS-1B and German TET-1 into orbit.

The Russian-made Canopus-B satellite is designed for remote sensing of the Earth.

The MKA-PN1 satellite is designed to help meteorologists collect data on ocean circulation and climate dynamics.

The launch was postponed several times due to lack of agreement between Russia and Kazakhstan on where the rocket`s tugs would land after separating.

The two countries’ space agencies have, however, agreed three rocket launches above Kazakhstan’s northern territories this year.

RIA, Interfax

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