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Soyuz June 5, 2014

July 10th launch date set for Arianespace’s Soyuz mission with O3b Networks’ second satellite cluster

Arianespace’s next Soyuz flight from the Spaceport in French Guiana – which will loft four O3b Networks satellites to bring connectivity to the “other three billion” people in emerging markets – is now scheduled for July 10.

Liftoff of the Soyuz ST-B launcher is planned for 3:55:56 p.m. local time in French Guiana.

Designated Soyuz Flight VS08 in the company’s numbering system, this is the eighth launch of Arianespace’s medium-lift vehicle from French Guiana and Soyuz’ second mission for O3b Networks – following a June 2013 launch of the company’s first four satellites.

Launched into a circular orbit at an altitude of 7,830 km., O3b Networks’ second cluster of satellites will join its space-based constellation to deliver low-cost, high-speed, low latency Internet and mobile connectivity services over Asia, Africa, South America, Australia and the Middle East.

Soyuz May 16, 2014

Payload preparations move into full swing for Arianespace’s Soyuz launch this year with Galileo navigation spacecraft

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