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O3b FM9-FM12

Soyuz STB/Fregat

Arianespace

Launch Status
Success

Mission

O3b FM9-FM12

Type: Communications

The O3b Satellite Constellation is designed for telecommunications and data backhaul from remote locations.

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 – Progress Rocket Space Center

Family: Soyuz
Length: 46.3 m
Diameter: 2.95 m
Launch Mass: 312 T
Low Earth Orbit Capacity: 8200 kg

The Soyuz STB Fregat was manufactured by Progress Rocket Space Center with the first launch on 2011-10-21. Soyuz STB Fregat has 13 successful launches and 1 failed launches with a total of 14 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 5 | 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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