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"The Union of EGC": the decision taken the exportation. / October 14, 2011 /

October 13 at the Guiana Space Centre (French Guiana), a meeting of the joint Russian-European Commission, which on the basis of tests conducted on a set of launch «Soyuz» has decided the exportation carrier rocket «Soyuz-ST» to the launch complex and the execution of the first schedule launch day.

Removal of carrier rocket «Soyuz-ST» is scheduled for October 14, s.g.v 14.00 GMT.

The main difference between prelaunch «Union» in French Guiana from similar operations at Baikonur is a «vertical» space rocket technology assembly, due to design features a number of European spacecraft.

In addition, to protect personnel and ILV of the complex specific to the region’s abundant rainfall, is a mobile tower service.

Press Service of the Russian Space Agency


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