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Soyuz to launch O3b FM13 – FM16

A Russian-built Soyuz rocket is set for liftoff from the Guiana Space Center on Friday with the fourth set of four O3b broadband Internet satellite for operator SES. The Soyuz ST-B will be in action for nine-and-a-half minutes before the Fregat-MT upper stage takes over for a four-burn mission of over two hours to lift the satellites into a Medium Earth Orbit directly above the equator from where they will connect parts of the world where access to the Internet is not readily available by conventional means.

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Launch Date: March 9, 2018 Launch Updates
T-0 Target: 16:37:06 UTC O3b Satellite & Constellation
Launch Site: ELS; French Guiana Soyuz ST-B Launch Vehicle
Launch Vehicle: Soyuz ST-B/Fregat-MT Countdown Timeline
Payload: O3b FM13-16 (2,800kg) Flight Profile
Ascent Duration: 2 Hours 23 Minutes Arianespace Archive
Target Orbit: 7,830km circular, 0.04°  

 

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