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In South America launched a rocket with Ukrainian engine. Video

В Южной Америке запустили ракету с украинским двигателем. ВидеоOn a sun-synchronous orbit successfully launched the spacecraft Mohammed VI-B.

With pad Area 1 Kourou cosmodrome launched a carrier rocket Vega with an engine made in the river. The launch occurred on November 21 at 3:42 on Kiev time

About the same time the State enterprise “Production Association southern machine-building plant named after A. M. Makarov” reported in Facebook.

Booster light class Vega was developed jointly by the European space Agency and the Italian space Agency. Block main engine of the fourth stage developed by Yuzhnoye and manufactured by Yuzhmash. It should be noted that Ukrainian engine runs longer than the engines of the first three degrees together.

On a sun-synchronous orbit successfully managed to bring the spacecraft Mohammed VI-B, which was built by order of the government of Morocco company Airbus Defense and Space. This is the second satellite of the series – the first Mohammed VI-And already successfully launched in November 2017 and also carrier rocket Vega. The launch was held at the Kourou spaceport, located in the northeast of South America in French Guiana.

The apparatus Mohammed VI-B weighs 1110 pounds. With it will be to observe the changes of the earth’s surface, to perform agricultural monitoring and forecast emergency situations and more.

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