Soyuz rocket launch – an annotated graphic

Ground control to Major Tomski. Preparations for Russia’s first space launch from French Guiana are fully underway. The Soyuz rocket, carrying a pair of satellites for Europe’s Galileo navigation system, will blast off from the brand new Sinnamary spaceport near ESA’s Ariane 5 launch site.

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Soyuz set for Guiana launch
Soyuz set for Guiana launch
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