Saturday, July 16, 2011
Russian News Video Of The Soyuz Launch With 6 GlobalStar-2 Satellites
Following successful injection of 6 Globalstar-2 satellites into the targeted orbit by Russian Fregat upper stage, the control of the spacecraft was taken over by the customer. Soyuz-2-1a with Globalstars lifted off at 06.27 MSK from Baikonur. Injection of the Globalstar satellites completed at 08.07. Flight qualified in 2000, Fregat is an autonomous and flexible upper stage that is designed by Lavochkin R&D to operate as an orbital vehicle. It extends the capability of the lower three stages of the Soyuz vehicle to provide access to a full range of orbits (MEO, SSO, GTO, escape).