Kazakhstan: Final Six Globalstar satellites get their "kick" for Feb. 5 2013 Arianespace/Starsem Soyuz launch
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Posted Friday, January 25, 2013
Globalstar's cluster of second-generation satellites to be orbited by Soyuz from Baikonur Cosmodrome has been installed atop the Fregat upper stage, marking another milestone in a wrap-up flight for Arianespace's Starsem affiliate.
The six spacecraft and their conical-shaped dispenser were positioned vertically on the Fregat stage this week in the Upper Composite Integration Facility (UCIF), which is operated by Starsem at the Kazakhstan launch site...... http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=39887