SES 15 Soyuz Launch
April 4 @ 10:47 AM CDTFree
An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated VS17, will launch on a mission from the Guiana Space Center in South America. The Soyuz will carry the SES 15 communications satellite for SES of Luxembourg. Built by Boeing with an all-electric propulsion system, SES 15 will provide in-flight Internet connectivity for airline passengers, and support government, networking and maritime customers across North America. SES 15 also hosts a payload for the FAA’s Wide-Area Augmentation System to enhance airline navigation and safety. The Soyuz 2-1b (Soyuz ST-B) rocket will use a Fregat-MT upper stage.
Launch time: 10:47:52 a.m. EDT (1447:52 GMT)