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Soyuz launches SES-15 satellite
Posted: Sun, May 21, 2017, 10:02 AM ET (1402 GMT)
A Soyuz rocket placed an SES satellite into orbit. The Soyuz launched from French Guiana on schedule at 7:54 am EDT (1154 GMT) May 18 carrying the SES-15 satellite. The Boeing-built spacecraft, weighing 2,300 kilograms, carries a Ku-band payload with connectivity to gateways in Ka-band, as well a Wide Area Augmentation System hosted payload for the FAA to support GPS use in aviation. The spacecraft separated from the Soyuz's Fregat upper stage a little more than five ours after liftoff.
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