April 2, 2019

Next Soyuz mission from CSG to launch four new O3b satellites

Thursday 4 April, Soyuz will lift off for the 22nd time from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, carrying four new O3b satellites built by Thales Alenia Space for operator SES Networks.

This will be Soyuz’s second launch from the CSG this year and the fourth flight of the year from the base.

With a total launch mass of 2,800 kilograms (700 kilograms each), the four satellites, with an expected service life of 10 years, will complete the O3b constellation in medium Earth orbit (MEO), providing telecommunications and Internet services. Operational since 2014, this innovative satellite constellation delivers high-speed fibre-equivalent connectivity all over the globe.

Pascale Bresson    Press Officer    Tel: +33 (0)1 44 76 75 39    pascale.bresson@cnes.fr
Raphaël Sart    Press Officer    Tel: +33 (0)1 44 76 74 51    raphael.sart@cnes.fr
Sébastien Martignac    Press Officer    Tel. +33 (0)1 44 76 78 35    sebastien.martignac@cnes.fr

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