Soyuz-2.1a/Fregat | MetOp-B

Starsem SA launch of a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat Rocket

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Starsem SA was scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat rocket as part of the MetOp-B mission. The launch window for the Earth Science mission was on Mon, Sep 17th, 2012, 12:28 PM EDT from 31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz 2.1a/Fregat and experience the excitement for yourself.



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


Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

31/6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan


Soyuz 2.1A

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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