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Soyuz July 20, 2006

Launch postponement for the MetOp-A satellite

After the difficulties encountered during multiple attempts to launch the MetOp-A satellite on the Soyuz/ST launcher, Starsem and its Russian partners – in agreement with Eumetsat and ESA – have decided to suspend launch operations.

The launch vehicle and its satellite will be returned to the launcher integration facility (MIK).

In parallel, a new operations plan is to be established in order to determine the new launch date.

Soyuz July 19, 2006

MetOp-A satellite launch

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