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  1. 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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  2. Organization

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    February 4, 2020

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  4. Overview

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    February 4, 2020

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  5. 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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  6. [Replay] Vega mission to orbit Sentinel-2B satellite

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    March 7, 2017

    Monday 6 March, Vega lifted off from Europe’s spaceport in French Guiana carrying Sentinel-2B, the fourth satellite of the Copernicus constellation. The launch, conducted on behalf of the European Space Agency (ESA) to serve the European Union (EU) and its citizens, was the third this year from the Guiana Space Centre and mark Vega’s ninth flight.

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  7. Europe’s launchers sector gears up to boost competitiveness

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    November 30, 2016

    CNES has sold its almost 35% stake in Arianespace to Airbus Safran Launchers, in line with decisions reached at the last ministerial council meeting of the European Space Agency (ESA) at the end of 2014. The new ownership structure has been crafted in response to the request from the agency’s member states to reorganize Europe’s launcher sector in order to make it more competitive.

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