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Russian Soyuz space rocket launch rescheduled

Bad weather "suggested" a new date

Bad weather partly upset the programs of the Russian space agency Roscosmos. As reported by local media, launch of the Soyuz rocket scheduled for yesterday, Sunday November 29, 2020, was postponed by two days. So tomorrow, Tuesday December 1st, 2020, there will be the actual take-off, given that the weather conditions (cold and rain) have not guaranteed adequate levels of safety. We are talking about the Soyuz-St-A capsule with Falcon Eye 2 satellite of the United Arab Emirates that will be launched from the Kourou base, in French Guyana to be precise (read also the article published by AVIONEWS). The tests have not so far reserved negative surprises and the spacecraft have not been found defects or technical problems.

A week ago, however, there was some anomaly, since the pneumatic solenoid valve registered a leak during assembly. Repairs have been successful and all that remains is to wait until tomorrow. Soyuz in question was designed, developed and manufactured at the Progress Space Rocker Center in Samara (in Russia precisely), and is part of a much broader program to exploit increasingly technological and sophisticated rockets. Among the latest innovations it's right to mention the telemetry system with transmitters operating in the decimeter band and a telemetry frame structure.

On the subject read also the article published by AVIONEWS.

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AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency
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