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The launch of the Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou postponed to July 31

The launch of the Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou in French Guiana postponed from 28 to 31 July, according to the operator Arianespace.

"The final phase of the launch has not been initiated by Arianespace to conduct additional technical verification", - the company said in a press release published on the website.

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.

On the Kourou liquidate consequences of leak of fuel from "Frigate"

Russian technicians at the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana and remove the remnants of toxic fuel leaked from the upper stage "Fregat", told RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the Roscosmos.

Earlier in Roscosmos 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 on 6 June there arrived experts from Russia. They visited the Frigate and pre-determined further amount of necessary operations.

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.

The satellite of Moscow state University and the University of Grenoble will launch on the European missile

Russian-French scientific satellite AMICal for the study of the Aurora created by the MSU and the University of Grenoble, will launch on 19 July on the European Vega rocket from Kourou in French Guiana, said Arianespace company.

The materials posted on the website of the company, the satellite AMICal contained in the list of spacecraft that go into orbit on a rocket Vega.

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.