French Guiana’s Soyuz mobile gantry comes together

by | Mar 31, 2009 | ESA, Russia, Soyuz, Spaceport | 0 comments

mobile gantryW560.jpg

credit: Federal Space Agency / caption: The mobile gantry is built before being sent to South America

The mobile gantry for the Samara Space Center Soyuz 2-1a (and eventually 2-1b) rocket’s CNES/European Space Agency spaceport in French Guiana is being constructed in Russia. Once check it is to be dismantled before its trip to South America

The image is from the Russian Federal Space Agency website. Last week ESA and CNES signed an agreement for use of the French Guiana spaceport until 2013

About Seradata

Seradata produce the renowned SpaceTrak Launch & Satellite Database. Trusted by 100 of the world’s leading Space organisations, SpaceTrak is a fully queryable database used for market analysis, failure/risk assessment, spectrum analysis and space situational awareness (SSA).

For more information go to www.seradata.com/spacetrak

Related Articles

Branson told CNN: No $200,000, no seat on SpaceShipTwo

I had heard a rumour that Virgin Galactic had approached Cable News Network, aka CNN, and offered them a seat, Read more

OneWeb launch their first six fully operational satellites (Corrected)

A Soyuz ST-B with a Fregat M upper stage successfully launched OneWeb 0006-0012 satellites at 2137 GMT on 27 February. Read more

Vostochny-launched Soyuz rocket carries two Kanopus Earth observing satellites plus several ride-sharing satellites into orbit

A Soyuz 2-1A/Fregat rocket was launched at 0207 GMT from the Vostochny launch site in Far Eastern Russia on 27 Read more

On a lighter note: World Cup amusements in Russia

As hosts, the Russians made a big deal about the space connection to the FIFA World Cup Adidas Telstar 18 football. Not only Read more

Soyuz launched from French Guiana successfully puts four O3b satellites into orbit

A Russian-built Soyuz ST-B (Fregat MT) rocket successfully took four O3b communications satellites into Medium Earth orbit (MEO).  The launch (VS18), which flew Read more

KPLO gets a booking on Falcon 9…as CHEOPS is confirmed on Arianespace Soyuz launch

The Korean Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter - KPLO - has been given a launch on a Falcon 9. The Korea Aerospace Read more

Where have all the periscopes gone? They are in orbit and on the golf course…of course

While pressurised sealed vessels like submarines have an obvious parallel in manned spacecraft.- there are also some elements of their technology which are actually shared Read more

US to bar military use of commercial satellites if flown on Russian rockets after 2023

The US military is now under orders from the US Congress to end the use of any commercial satellites that Read more

Cookies & Privacy

Click here to read about use of cookies on the website

Categories

Archives