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"The Union of EGC": starting the campaign goes smoothly. / October 14, 2011 /

October 12 to launch complex «Soyuz» at the Guiana Space Center continued to work in the launch campaign for the first launch vehicle (LV) «Soyuz-ST» from the Guiana Space Centre, in spite of strong gusty winds and tropical storms.

At the Launch Complex (LC) «Union» specialists of enterprises and organizations, Federal Space Agency conducted transcripts comprehensive tests before taking, removal and verticalization of the launch vehicle, scheduled for October 14.

Feature of the SC is split three-stage transport (horizontal) and the ascent of the (vertical) with subsequent assembly ILV on the launcher using a mobile tower service.

At the launch facility is maintenance of gas detection and fire protection, purge gas communications, as well as coaching and training start-up calculation.

At the command post operation checks the security features.

The launch rocket «Soyuz-ST» is scheduled for October 20.

Press Service of the Russian Space Agency


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