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  1. [CHRONIQUE SPATIALE]: Que sont-ils devenus?

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    August 30, 2021

    Bepi Colombo, Pléiades Neo, MEV-2... Que sont-ils devenus ? A travers cette nouvelle chronique, découvrez les dernières actualités des satellites lancés depuis le CSG à bord de vol Ariane, Vega ou Soyouz.

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  2. Contacts

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    February 4, 2020

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  3. Organization

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    February 4, 2020

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  4. Assembly and launch facilities

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    January 28, 2020

    Soyuz is operated from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s spaceport. Like Ariane and Vega, launcher elements are shipped to Kourou in containers aboard the MN Toucan and MN Colibri. The only difference is their departure point, from Saint Petersburg in Russia. A Soyuz launch campaign lasts one to two months. Each phase is described below.

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  6. Soyuz readies for business in Kourou

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    May 3, 2010

    The Guiana Space Centre (CSG) has completed construction of a new launch complex, not far from the Ariane 5 facility. Later this year, it will become home to a new recruit from Russia—the Soyuz rocket.

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  7. Technical data

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    August 6, 2003

    The lower composite comprises two elements: a central cryogenic core, which burns cryogenic propellants combining liquid hydrogen and oxygen2 solid booster stages delivering over 90% of the total thrust of the launcher at lift-off. After burning for 2 min, they separate from the central unit 60 km above the Atlantic Ocean

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