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Russian "Soyuz" with U.S. satellite successfully launched from Baikonur. / July 13, 2011 /

On July 13, 06.27.04, Moscow time from launch pad 31 area businesses calculations Baikonur Federal Space Agency successfully the launch of space rocket «Soyuz-2.1a» with the upper stage «Fregat» and six spacecraft (SC) «Globalstar-2» of the same name of the American system of communication.

«Soyuz-2.1a» notes «Interfax», led the upper stage «Fregat» and six communications satellites Globalstar-2 at a height of about 200 kilometers.

Separation of a cluster of six U.S. satellites from the upper stage «Fregat» is scheduled for 8:39.

By that time, «Frigate» must withdraw satellites Globalstar-2 on the target orbit at an altitude of about 1,400 kilometers, after which the engines «Frigate» will work on braking. About four hours after the start he should enter the atmosphere and burn up in its dense layers.

Separated stage rocket to fall on the territory of Kazakhstan and the Altai Territory and in the Pacific Ocean.

After the launch satellite into target orbit spacecraft, «Globalstar-2» will be managed by the customer.
«Soyuz-2.1a» is made in one of the leading enterprises of the Russian Space Agency to build rockets — SRP Federal State Unitary Enterprise «TsSKB Progress.» In combination with the upper stage «Fregat» rocket designed to launch spacecraft into orbits of various types.

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