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  1. [REPLAY] Soyuz successfully orbits CSO-2 satellite

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    December 23, 2020

    Tuesday 29 December, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), carrying the CSO-2 military observation and security satellite on behalf of CNES and the French defence procurement agency DGA for French Armed Forces High Command (EMA). The launcher thus accomplished its 25th mission from the CSG, its second in 2020 and the seventh flight of the year in all from the base.

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  2. Soyuz successfully orbits CosmoSkyMed Second Generation, CHEOPS, ANGELS, EyeSat and OPS-SAT from Guiana Space Centre

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    December 18, 2019

    Wednesday 18 December, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, orbiting COSMO-SkyMed Second Generation for the Italian space agency ASI and the Italian Ministry of Defence, CHEOPS for the European Space Agency (ESA), ANGELS and EyeSat for CNES, and OPS-SAT for operator Tyvak on behalf of ESA. Soyuz thus accomplished its 23rd mission from the CSG, its third launch in 2019 and the ninth flight of the year in all from the base.

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  3. Soyuz successfully launches four new satellites for O3b constellation from Guiana Space Centre

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    April 5, 2019

    Thursday 4 April, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, placing four new O3b satellites into medium Earth orbit (MEO) for global operator SES Networks. Soyuz thus completed its 22nd straight success from the CSG since 2011.

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  4. Soyuz successfully launches first six satellites in OneWeb constellation (OneWeb F6) from Guiana Space Centre

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    February 28, 2019

    Wednesday 27 February, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, placing the first six satellites in the OneWeb constellation (OneWeb F6) on behalf of global internet provider OneWeb. Soyuz thus accomplished its 21st straight success from the CSG since 2011.

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  5. [Replay] Soyuz launch VS19, Metop-C (IASI)

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    October 31, 2018

    Soyuz rocket orbited the Metop-C satellite and french meteorological instrument IASI, from the Guiana Space Center in the night of 6 to 7 November 2018. Watch again the launch on that page.

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  6. Soyuz successfully orbits Metop-C satellite with French IASI instrument from Guiana Space Centre

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    November 7, 2018

    During the night of 6-7 November, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, placing the European Metop-C (Meteorological Operational Polar) satellite into Sun-synchronous polar orbit with the French IASI instrument (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer). Metop-C was built by Airbus Defence & Space for Eumetsat, the European Organization for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites. This was Soyuz’s 19th launch from the CSG and its second this year from French Guiana.

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  7. [Replay] Soyuz launch VS20 (CSO-1)

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    October 31, 2018

    Soyuz rocket orbited CSO-1 satellite from our French Guiana Space Center on December 19, 2018. Launch initialy scheduled on December 18, 2018 had been postponed by 24 hours due to unfavorable high-altitude wind conditions. Watch again the replay on that page.

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  8. Soyuz launches SES-15 satellite from the Guiana Space Centre

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    May 18, 2017

    Thursday 18 May, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, orbiting the SES-15 telecommunications satellite for operator SES and marking its 17th straight success since 2011.

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  9. Second Pléiades satellite to launch 1 December

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    September 17, 2012

    1 December, a year after the launch of Pléiades-1A, Pléiades-1B will join its twin satellite in orbit at an altitude of 694 km. The Soyuz launcher is set to lift off from the Guiana Space Centre at 3:02 CET.

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  10. Soyuz completes first flight from French Guiana

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    August 15, 2011

    The Russian launcher orbited the first 2 operational satellites of the future European Galileo navigation system Friday 21 October.

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  11. Spirit of Gagarin hovers over French Guiana as Soyuz launch pad breaks ground

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    February 27, 2007

    A symbolic and important milestone has been reached on the road to the arrival of the mythical Russian Soyuz launcher in French Guiana. Numerous VIPs and representatives from CNES, ESA, Arianespace and the Russian space agency Roskosmos were at a ceremony to break ground for the new launch pad.

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