Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT
Hispasat 36W-1 (Hispasat AG1)

Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT | Hispasat 36W-1 (Hispasat AG1)

Arianespace launch of a Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT rocket as part of the Hispasat 36W-1 (Hispasat AG1) mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Fri, Jan 27th, 2017, 7:03 PM EST from Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Hispasat 36W-1 (Hispasat AG1)

Hispasat 36W-1, also known as Hispasat AG-1, is a Spanish geostationary communications satellite. Joining the Hispasat fleet, this 3200 kg satellite is to operate in orbit for 15 years, providing its multimedia services to Europe, the Canary Islands and South America.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Ariane Launch Area 3, Kourou

Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Soyuz STB

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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