Soyuz rocket launch from Kuru cosmodrome postponed for 24 hours

Soyuz rocket launch from Kuru cosmodrome postponed for 24 hours


It became known that the launch of the Soyuz-ST-A carrier rocket from the site of the Kourou cosmodrome in French Guiana was postponed for a day. About this on your Twitter account wrote the head of the state corporation “Roscosmos” Dmitry Rogozin, having announced that the preparation of the carrier rocket continues and the launch will take place on November 30 at 04:33 Moscow time.

Earlier it was reported that the general tests of the Soyuz-ST-A launch vehicle, located at the Kuru cosmodrome, were successful, and no deviations in the work were recorded. Recall that at the beginning of the week, information appeared on the Internet that a defective valve was found in one of the four side blocks of the first stage of the launch vehicle. Later, Dmitry Rogozin confirmed the fact that Roskosmos specialists during the inspection revealed a defect in the Soyuz-ST-A launch vehicle.

According to the available data, in the process of testing in the assembly and measuring complex, experts found a leak in one electro-pneumatic valve. To eliminate this malfunction, the required part was delivered from Russia. Now Dmitry Rogozin has confirmed that preparations for the launch are ongoing and the launch will take place on November 30.

As for the cargo that the Soyuz-ST-A launch vehicle will launch into outer space, we are talking about the UAE Falcon Eye 2 satellite. Earlier, the launch of the rocket with this satellite on board was repeatedly postponed due to comments on the Fregat upper stage …

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