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DLR confirmed the resumption of the suspended launches of Soyuz from Kourou

The start of the Russian carrier rocket "Soyuz-ST" with the satellite of optical-electronic surveillance UAE Falcon Eye 2 from Kourou in French Guiana is planned in mid-October, according to the website of the German centre for air and space DLR.

The launch was scheduled in early March, but was delayed due to problems with the upper stage "Fregat", which was replaced with a spare. However, in mid-March, the Kourou space centre temporarily closed due to pandemic coronavirus, therefore, according to the RIA Novosti source in the rocket and space industry, the launch of Falcon Eye 2 was postponed to 17 October.

Russian specialists in Kourou found the cause of the leak of toxic fuel

Russian technicians at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana found the cause of the leak of toxic fuel from the upper stage "Fregat", the faulty valve sent to study in Russia, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of NPO Lavochkin (the enterprise "Roscosmos").

"The reason for the leakage of toxic fuel from the upper stage "Fregat" at Kourou was the fault of the valve," - said the Agency interlocutor.

The launch vehicle Vega with 53 satellites was postponed because of bad weather

The launch vehicle Vega with 53 satellites has once again been postponed due to adverse weather conditions, according to the operator Arianespace.

The original date of the launch of a rocket from Kourou in French Guiana was 18 June, but the launch did not take place due to strong winds. Then it was postponed several times.

The launch vehicle Vega with 53 micro-satellites on Board has postponed

The launch vehicle Vega with 53 micro-satellites on Board was postponed again due to weather conditions.

Video broadcast on the YouTube channel of the company-operator of the spaceport with Arianespace.

The launch of Vega from the Kourou space centre postponed due to bad weather

Launch of Vega with 53 satellites from Kourou in French Guiana postponed due to inclement weather, according to the company Arianespace.

The launch was scheduled for 22.51 environment local time (04.51 Thursday GMT).

Roskosmos and Arianespace discuss the resumption of launches of Soyuz from Kourou

The timing of the resumption of launches of Russian rockets "Soyuz" from Kourou in French Guiana, suspended for COVID-19, are discussed between "Roskosmos" and the company Arianespace, told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Corporation.

"Negotiations are underway with the French partners on the timing of the resumption of launches," he said.

A source told the date of the resumption of launches of Soyuz from French Guiana

The start of the Russian carrier rocket "Soyuz" with the satellite UAE from Kourou in French Guiana postponed from March, is planned in mid-October, reported RIA Novosti source in the space industry.

The launch of Falcon Eye-2 was scheduled in early March, but was delayed due to problems with the "Fregat", which decided to replace the spare. However, in mid-March, the launch complex in Kourou had to be closed temporarily because of COVID-19, so the start of "Union" was postponed to 15 September and then on 1 October.

Kourou profit professionals to correct the leak from the block "the Frigate"

The specialists of NPO Lavochkin (the enterprise "Roscosmos") arrived in French Guiana to eliminate the leakage of toxic fuel from the upper stage "Fregat" at Kourou, from the data of monitoring site traffic flightradar24.com.

Earlier the representative of the press service of Roskosmos told RIA Novosti on may 21, the French experts recorded the periodic alarm detection systems oxidizer vapor (toxic nitrogen tetroxide) in the storage location "Frigate" in Kourou. To resolve the problem, it was decided to send specialists from Russia.

In the Russian upper stage "Fregat" has identified a leak of toxic fumes

The Russian upper stage "Fregat", which is stored at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana, have identified a leak of toxic fuel, said RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.

He stressed that the leadership of NPO Lavochkin, the company "glavkosmos" TsENKI and working on the organization of the departure of the specialists on site to assess the situation and take the necessary measures, their arrival is expected in early June.