Launch of Soyuz-STB from Kourou with O3b Constellation (VS-05)


A Russian Soyuz-STB rocket launched from Kourou in French Guiana today, 25th June 2013 at 19:27 UTC. This was the first Soyuz launch from Kourou this year and the 5th overall. The rocket carried the first four satellites of the O3b Constellation. O3b will provide internet access for hard to reach parts of the world. 8 more O3b satellites will launch in a further two launches later this year and then in 2014.

Source: Arianespace



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