Cluster II team visit Baikonur launch site
12 June 1998Members of the Cluster II team visited the Baikonur launch site inKazakhstan at the end of May. The team were able to inspect the newStarsem facilities for spacecraft integration.
The four Cluster II spacecraft are to be launched in two pairs by two Soyuz launchers from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, in mid-2000.
A preliminary contract to provide a detailed mission analysis for the launch of Cluster II has been signed with Starsem - the French/Russian joint venture which procure the Soyuz launch vehicle.