Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT | MetOp-C

Arianespace launch of a Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT Rocket

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT rocket as part of the MetOp-C mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Tue, Nov 6th, 2018, 7:47 PM EST from Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou/Sinnamary. 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

MetOp-C

MetOp is a series of three polar orbiting meteorological satellites developed by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Location

Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou/Sinnamary

Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace

Rocket

Soyuz STB

The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage. First launch took place from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 on 26 July 2008 with a classified military payload. The 2.1b/ST version is sometimes called Soyuz ST-B.

Arianespace

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.