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MetOp-C

Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

MetOp-C

Type: Earth Science

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

Location

Soyuz Launch Complex

Kourou, French Guiana

315 rockets have launched from Kourou, French Guiana.

Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou, French Guiana

Rocket

Soyuz STB Fregat-MT – Progress Rocket Space Center

Family: Soyuz
Length: 46.3 m
Diameter: 2.95 m
Launch Mass: 310 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8200 kg

The Soyuz STB Fregat-MT was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 2012-10-12. Soyuz STB Fregat-MT has 5 successful launches and 0 failed launches with a total of 5 launches. 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.

Agency

Arianespace

Type: Commercial
Abbreviation: ASA
Administration: CEO: Stéphane Israël
Founded: 1980
Launchers: Ariane | Vega

Country: FRA

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.

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