A sharp-eyed at satellite’s launch has been pushed again from its Thursday (March 5) launch date until no sooner than April because of a rocket issue, as indicated by a media report.
Arianespace, which will give the launch from French Guiana, has not revealed an explanation behind the deferral. Nor did it reveal another launch date for Falcon Eye 2, which is a high-performance optical observation satellite for business and military clients in the United Arab Emirates.
Media reports concerning the United Arab Emirates strategic, point to an issue with the Fregat upper phase of the Soyuz ST-A rocket as the explanation behind the postponement. As this isn’t the main issue with a Fregat, the reports recommend engineers are (out of alert) totally supplanting this present strategic platform, rather than attempting to fix the Fregat mounted on the Soyuz ST-A rocket.
It was only a month and a half prior that Falcon Eye 2 was moved from a Vega rocket launch to the Soyuz, as indicated by SpaceNews. The Arianespace Vega line remains grounded while the organization attempts to address a launch disappointment in 2019 that pulverized the Falcon Eye 1 satellite. Circumstantially, both Arianespace and satellite producer Airbus Defense and Space disclosed to SpaceNews that the switch was intended to stay away from postponements to the mission. With Fregat now presenting issues, in any case, Falcon Eye 2 will be sidelined for a little while in any event, media reports propose.
Claude Denni was born and raised in San Jose. Claude has worked as a journalist for nearly a decade having contributed to several large publications including the Daily Democrat here in Californiar and NPR. As a journalist for Coastal Morning Star, Claude covers national and international developments.