The start of the Russian carrier rocket “Soyuz-ST” with the spacecraft remote sensing of the Earth Sentinel-1B from Kourou (French Guinea) was postponed for another day because of bad weather. It is reported by the state Corporation Roscosmos on his page in Facebook.
Initially the launch was scheduled for April 12, but later it was moved on April 23, reminds TASS. Then due to adverse weather conditions the launch was postponed for 24 April, and now has been postponed again. As a result, according to Roscosmos, the rocket launch to be held on 25 April at 00:02 GMT.
Booster with the upper stage “Fregat-M” should bring into orbit a few European satellites, including Sentinel-1B satellites and secondary payloads “Microscope” and FYS (Fly Your Satellite).
Rocket “Soyuz-ST-A” is created on the basis of the rocket “Soyuz-2”. In turn, the launch-vehicle “Soyuz 2.1 a” will be held in a few days — April 27 at 05:01 Moscow time the launch vehicle must be launched from the Baikonur East in the Amur region. This launch should be the first from the spaceport.
The first launch of the rocket carrier from the East will be insured for 1,84 billion rubles In this amount includes the insurance of the carrier rocket “Soyuz 2.1 a” (1,088 bn). Insurance the launch complex was estimated at 24,135 billion rubles.