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Soyuz with Globalstar satellites to be launched this Wednesday

February 06, 2013, 11:15 UTC+3

t present, 18 satellites of the type are working in orbit

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MOSCOW, February 6 (Itar-Tass) - The Soyuz-2.1a launch vehicle with the Fregat upper stage and six Globalstar telecommunication satellites will be launched from Pad 31 in Baikonur, Kazakhstan, at 20:04 Moscow time on Wednesday, 16 minutes earlier, Roscosmos press service head Alexei Kuznetsov told Itar-Tass.

The launch of the Soyuz with the six satellites was originally planned for Tuesday, February 5, 20:20 Moscow time, but because of gusts of strong wind, the launch was postponed for this Wednesday.

The six satellites of the Globalstar-2 telecommunication system belonging to the Globalstar telecommunication service provider will be used for transmission service, including for satellite communication telephones.

At present, 18 satellites of the type are working in orbit.

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