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  1. [Replay] Soyuz VS22 launch

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    March 29, 2019

    Soyuz rocket orbited four 03b telecommunications satellites from our Guiana Space Centre on April 4, 2019. The lift off happened at 19:03 (Paris time), 14h03 (Kourou time) after a meteorological postponement.

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  2. Technical characteristics

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    February 4, 2020

    Soyuz ST is a variant of Soyuz 2 adapted to weather conditions in French Guiana and to the requirements of the French Space Operations Act (FSOA).

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  3. Ariane 4 heritage

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    December 2, 2014

    Space transport - A challenge for Europe

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  4. 1st SpaceUp Paris: Ariane 6 kick-off event a huge success

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    May 7, 2013

    On 24 May 2013, a crowd of people began milling in the concourse of CNES’s Paris-Daumesnil facility. Carrying rucksacks and conversing in English, they had come from more than 20 countries to live their shared passion for space.

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  5. The Ariane series at a glance

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    January 1, 2015

    Since 1979, no fewer than 221 Ariane launchers have lifted off from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG).

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  6. Developmental launchers: Ariane 1 to 3

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    December 2, 2014

    The first Ariane launcher thundered off the launch pad on 24 December 1979. For the first time in the history of space, a heavy-lift 3-stage launcher capable of placing satellites of nearly 1 tonne into geostationary orbit was successfully sent aloft.

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  7. How launchers work

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    April 30, 2015

    How launchers work

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  8. CNES facilities

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    February 18, 2003

    CNES administrative operations are directed from the CNES headquarters in Paris. Administrators at headquarters, together with the overseeing ministries, establish and promote CNES's policy. They also define strategic guidelines for the agency’s technical centres and its relations with outside partners.

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  9. Ariane 1 to 4

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    December 2, 2014

    Overcoming the pull of Earth’s gravity to loft even the smallest object into orbit calls for a truly ‘exceptional machine’, akin to a train consisting almost exclusively of tanker wagons feeding a fuel-hungry locomotive.

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  10. Building a range of launchers

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    December 2, 2014

    Since the 1970s, launcher missions have continued to evolve and diversify. Today, launchers are expected to deliver ever more performance and transport increasingly heavy payloads.

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  11. Ariane 4- A challenge for spacefaring Europe

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    December 2, 2014

    Meeting market requirements

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