26 Sep 2017 11:38

European satellite to be launched from Plesetsk on Oct 13

ADELAIDE (Australia). Sept 26 (Interfax) - The Sentinel-5B remote-sensing satellite will be launched by a Rokot LV from the Plesetsk cosmodrome on October 13, European Space Agency (ESA) Director General Johann-Dietrich Woerner told reporters on the sidelines of the International Astronomical Congress in Adelaide.

There is an agreement to launch the Sentinel-5B remote-sensing satellite on Friday, the 13th of October, he said, adding he was hopeful of the successful mission despite the launch date.

The future of the ExoMars project was a key item on the agenda of the meeting with the Russian delegation, Woerner said. According to him, the sides agreed on what they should deliver to one another for making the 2020 mission a success.

Woerner also lauded cooperation with Roscosmos.