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  1. Next Soyuz mission from CSG to launch COSMO-SkyMed, CHEOPS, ANGELS, EyeSat and OPS-SAT

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    December 13, 2019

    Tuesday 17 December, Soyuz will lift off for the 23rd time from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, carrying 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. This will be Soyuz’s third launch from the CSG in 2019 and the ninth flight of the year in all from the base.

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  2. COROT’s Christmas gift to CNES teams

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    December 28, 2006

    The French COROT satellite soared aloft from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, today, leaving a 100-metre-long column of flames in its trail on the way to explore new worlds.

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  3. 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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  4. Next Soyuz mission from CSG to launch four new O3b satellites

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    April 2, 2019

    Thursday 4 April, Soyuz will lift off for the 22nd time from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana, carrying four new O3b satellites built by Thales Alenia Space for operator SES Networks.

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  5. Next Soyuz mission from CSG to launch first six satellites in the OneWeb constellation—OneWeb F6

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    February 25, 2019

    Wednesday 27 February 2019, Soyuz will lift off for the 21st time from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), to orbit the first six satellites in the OneWeb constellation—OneWeb F6—on behalf of global internet provider OneWeb. This will be Soyuz’s first mission of 2019 from CSG, and CSG’s second launch of the year.

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  6. Next Soyuz mission from CSG to launch CSO-1 satellite

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    December 14, 2018

    Tuesday 18 December, Soyuz will lift off for the 20th time from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), carrying the CSO-1 security and defence Earth-observation satellite for CNES and the French defence procurement agency DGA. This will be Soyuz’s third launch from the CSG in 2018 and the 11th and last satellite launch from the base this year.

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  8. Next Soyuz mission from CSG to orbit SES-15

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    May 15, 2017

    Thursday 18 May, Soyuz will lift off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana carrying the SES-15 satellite built by Boeing for operator SES. It will be Soyuz’s second launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) this year.

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  9. Next Soyuz mission from CSG to orbit Hispasat 36W-1

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    January 25, 2017

    Friday 27 January, Soyuz will lift off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana carrying the Hispasat 36W-1 satellite built by OHB System AG in Bremen, Germany, for Spanish operator Hispasat. It will be Soyuz’s first launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) this year.

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  10. Next Soyuz mission from Guiana Space Centre to orbit Microscope, Sentinel-1B and Fly Your Satellite!

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    April 19, 2016

    Friday 22 April, Soyuz will launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG) to send aloft the Microscope satellite for CNES, Sentinel-1B for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Union, and Fly Your Satellite! for ESA. It will be Soyuz’s first flight from the CSG this year.

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  11. Soyuz launch pad handed over to Arianespace

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    May 9, 2011

    The Soyuz launch pad at the Guiana Space Centre was officially handed over by ESA to Arianespace on 7 May 2011 during a special ceremony at Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana.

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  12. 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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  13. [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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  14. Soyuz successfully orbits CSO-1 from Guiana Space Centre

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    December 19, 2018

    Wednesday 19 December, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, placing the CSO-1 security and defence Earth-observation satellite into Sun-synchronous orbit for the Ministry of Armed Forces. The launch marked Soyuz’s 20th straight success from the CSG since 2011.

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. [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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  19. 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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  20. 4 Galileo satellites in orbit

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    September 14, 2012

    The 3rd and 4th satellites of the Galileo global satellite navigation system were launched one week ago from the Guiana Space Centre. They have now joined their predecessors, already in orbit for a year, to complete the in-orbit validation phase of the programme.

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