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Six Globalstar satellites on track for liftoff Wednesday

Posted: December 27, 2011

The launch of a Soyuz rocket with six Globalstar mobile communications will go forward Wednesday despite the failure of a similar booster last week, according to Globalstar and Russian officials.

The Soyuz rocket rolled to the launch pad in Kazakhstan on Dec. 25. Credit: Arianespace

The satellites will replenish Globalstar's fleet of communications satellites linking customers through voice and data messaging services.

Liftoff of the Soyuz 2-1a rocket is scheduled for 1709 GMT (12:09 p.m. EST) Wednesday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Launch will be at 11:09 p.m. local time at Baikonur.
The launcher uses a different third stage engine than the Soyuz rocket that crashed Friday with a Russian Meridian military communications satellite.

Investigators are still studying Friday's mishap, which caused the Soyuz rocket to fall in Siberia a few minutes after blasting off from the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia. No injuries were reported, but some Russian news agencies said the crash resulted in property damage.

The problem occurred about seven minutes after liftoff, when the Soyuz rocket's third stage RD-0124 engine was thrusting to.......