Soyuz STB/Fregat | Galileo FOC-9 & Galileo FOC-10

Arianespace launch of a Soyuz STB Rocket

Launch Status

Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Soyuz STB rocket as part of the Galileo FOC-9 & Galileo FOC-10 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission was on Tue, May 24th, 2016, 4:48 AM EDT from Soyuz Launch Complex Kourou, French Guiana. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz STB and experience the excitement for yourself.


Soyuz Launch Complex

Kourou, French Guiana


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 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.