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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Galileo: Alba and Oriana in orbit!

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    September 11, 2015
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    11 sept 2015 - During the night of 10-11 September, Soyuz successfully launched Alba and Oriana, the 9th and 10th satellites in the Galileo constellation, Europe’s future GPS. But did you know Oriana is named after a young French junior high school pupil from Roubaix?

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  4. [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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  9. 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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  10. Soyuz successfully orbits Microscope, Sentinel-1B and Fly Your Satellite! from Guiana Space Centre

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    April 26, 2016

    Monday 25 April, the Soyuz launcher accomplished its 14th successful flight from the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), Europe’s spaceport in Kourou, orbiting Microscope for CNES, Sentinel-1B for the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Union, and Fly Your Satellite! for ESA.

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  11. 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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  12. Soyuz orbits Sentinel-1A on 7th successful launch from French Guiana

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    January 15, 2014

    The first satellite of Europe’s Copernicus programme was sent aloft today, Thursday 3 April, by a Soyuz launcher from the Guiana Space Centre as scheduled at 18:02 local time (23:02 CET).

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  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. 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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  17. 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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  18. [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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  19. 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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  20. 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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