Launch of Globalstar-2 Satellites, 3rd Batch

A Soyuz-2-1A rocket launched from Baikonur today, December 28th, at 17:09 UTC. The rocket carried six Globalstar-2 Satellites into orbit. These satellites will join 12 more Globalstar-2 satellites already in orbit, after launching in October 2010 and July 2011. The entire Globalstar-2 second generation constellation will consist of 48 satellites and will have a life span of 15 years.

Source: Arianespace

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