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Publishing date:September 26, 2006
The big day is fast approaching for IASI! After 3 abortive attempts in July, the launch of the MetOp satellite carrying the IASI instrument is now all set for 7 October. The Soyuz launcher and its payload are undergoing final preparations before lift-off.
Publishing date:September 28, 2006
Carefully stowed inside its container, the COROT satellite arrived safely at the Baikonur Cosmodrome Wednesday 15 November. It made the trip on an Antonov 124 cargo aircraft specially chartered by CNES, with assistance from the satellite integrator Alcatel Alenia Space.
Publishing date:December 1, 2006
The COROT satellite has completed an important step in its 5-week launch campaign after fuelling up for its 3-year mission. Launch is still scheduled for 21 December from Baikonur.