Soyuz STB Soyuz STB
2 x Galileo

Payload consists of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system.

Mission Type Navigation
Orbit Medium Earth Orbit
Soyuz STB
Soyuz STB Fregat

The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage. First launch took place from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 on 26 July 2008 with a classified military payload. The 2.1b/ST version is sometimes called Soyuz ST-B.

Manufacturer Progress Rocket Space Center
Thrust nullkN
Length 46.3m
Diameter 2.95m
LEO Capacity 8200kg
GTO Capacity 3250kg
Launch Cost Unknown

Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.

Type Commercial
Administrator CEO: Stéphane Israël
Launch Vehicles Ariane 5 | Vega
Spacecraft None
Soyuz Launch Complex
Soyuz Launch Complex
Location Kourou, French Guiana
Total Launches 26
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