The start of the Russian carrier rocket "Soyuz-ST" with the satellite of optical-electronic surveillance UAE Falcon Eye 2 From Kourou in French Guiana is expected in mid-October, is notified on the Internet representative office of the German centre for air and space DLR.
The launch was scheduled in early March, but was delayed due to issues With power for overclocking " Frigate ", which was replaced with a spare. However, in mid-March, the Kourou space centre is currently closed due to pandemic coronavirus, for this reason, according to the source Last news in the aerospace industry, the launch of Falcon Eye 2 was postponed to 17 October.
As noted on the Internet representation of DLR, mission VS24a on the launch of Falcon Eye-2 is expected on October 16.
Another launch rocket "Soyuz-ST" FROM Kourou, French satellite optical-electronic surveillance CSO-2, As reported before by another source Last news in the industry, planned for November.
Since October 2011 From Kourou made 23 launch of Russian rocket " Soyuz ". One of the triggers in the last month of the summer of 2014 ended with the removal of European Galileo navigation satellites into an unplanned orbit due to catastrophic failure of the upper stage " Fregat ".