Arianespace to Launch Soyuz from Guiana Space Center

Soyuz 2 launches 34 OneWeb satellites. (Credit: Arianespace webcast)

KOUROU, French Guiana (Arianespace PR) — On November 29, Arianespace will carry out from the Guiana Space Center (CSG) in French Guiana, its eighth launch of the year.

This mission will be the third realized this year with the Soyuz medium-lift launch vehicle, the two previous ones were conducted from Russia.

The launcher will be carrying a total payload of approximately 1,340 kg and will place its undisclosed satellite passenger into a Sun-synchronous orbit (SSO).

Flight VS24 will be performed from the Soyuz Launch Complex (ELS) in Sinnamary, French Guiana.

The Launch Readiness Review (LRR) took place on Saturday, November 28, 2020 in Kourou and authorized the start of operations for the final countdown.

To follow the launch live online, go to our site, or to the Arianespace YouTube channel at (audio feed in English and French starting at T-15 minutes).

About Arianespace

Arianespace uses space to make life better on Earth by providing launch services for all types of satellites into all orbits. It has orbited more than 700 satellites since 1980, using its family of three launchers, Ariane, Soyuz and Vega, from launch sites in French Guiana (South America) and Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Arianespace is headquartered in Evry, near Paris, and has a technical facility at the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana, plus local offices in Washington, D.C., Tokyo and Singapore. Arianespace is a subsidiary of ArianeGroup, which holds 74% of its share capital, with the balance held by 15 other shareholders from the European launcher industry.