Russia launched a rocket Soyuz with the Egyptian satellite

Россия запустила ракету Союз с египетским спутником

Rocket launch Soyuz-2 with the Egyptian satellite Egyptsat-A

The satellite EgyptSat-A is intended to replace another Russian production unit – EgyptSat-2, a relationship which ended in April 2015.

In Kazakhstan from the Baikonur cosmodrome was successfully launched the Russian carrier rocket Soyuz-2 with the Egyptian satellite Egyptsat-A. it is reported by Roscosmos on Thursday, February 21.

“After separating the head unit from the third stage of the launch vehicle upper stage Fregat continued removal of spacecraft. The separation of the satellite from the upper stage took place as scheduled after two inclusions cruise propulsion”, – stated in the message.

In turn, the Interfax notes that the satellite Egyptsat-A has escaped from prison and he received telemetry data.

“Everything passes normally, goes satellite telemetry, it is on the target orbit. The satellite revealed solar battery, ” said the Agency Roscosmos.

The Egyptsat-A is designed for shooting of the earth surface with high spatial resolution and created in the interests of the government of Egypt. After running the program flight tests, the satellite will be transmitted to control the Egyptian side.

The launch of EgyptSat-A was scheduled for February 7, but later the deadline was postponed to 21 February. This device is intended to replace another satellite of the Russian production – EgyptSat-2, a relationship which ended in April 2015. The cost of EgyptSat-A is approximately $100 million.

Recall, 27 December 2018 Russia launched a rocket Soyuz-2 with 28 satellites. The launch took place from Baikonur East in the Amur region of the Russian Federation.

And on 11 October, Russia was unable to launch a rocket Soyuz with the crew for the ISS. On Board of the spacecraft at the time of the accident were Roscosmos cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin NASA astronaut Nick Hague. They successfully landed descent vehicle and was not injured.

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