Soyuz delivers with another mission success

Six satellites for Globalstar’s second-generation constellation are now in orbit following Arianespace’s latest on-target Soyuz flight, which was conducted today by its Starsem affiliate from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

This successful mission is the first of four Soyuz launches booked with Arianespace to deploy a total of 24 second-generation satellites, which will support Globalstar’s current lineup of voice, Duplex and Simplex data products and services.

Soyuz moves to the launch pad with its six Globalstar second-generation satellites

The first mission with Globalstar’s second-generation satellites is now being readied for liftoff following the Soyuz vehicle’s rollout to the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome during the morning hours of October 16. This clears the way for final check-out and the countdown leading to Soyuz’ launch of the six Globalstar spacecraft on October 19 at 11:10 p.m. local time in Kazakhstan. The mission will be performed for Arianespace by its Starsem affiliate.

Soyuz 2 is cleared for rollout to the launch pad with its six Globalstar satellites

The Soyuz 2 launcher with six Globalstar second-generation satellites has completed its assembly, and is now cleared for a rollout to Launch Pad #6 at Baikonur Cosmodrome in the morning hours of October 16. This mission, to be performed for Arianespace by its Starsem affiliate, will lift off from the Cosmodrome on October 19, and is the first of four flights to deploy a total of 24 Globalstar spacecraft.