Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT
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Arianespace launch of a Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT Rocket

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Arianespace was scheduled to launch a Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT rocket as part of the Gaia mission. The launch window for the Astrophysics mission was on Thu, Dec 19th, 2013, 4:12 AM EST from Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou/Sinnamary. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz STB/Fregat-MT and experience the excitement for yourself.

Mission

Gaia

Gaia's ambitious mission is to chart a three-dimensional map of the Milky Way, in process revealing the composition, formation and evolution of our galaxy.

Location

Launch Pad Compass (Beta)

Soyuz Launch Complex, Kourou/Sinnamary

Kourou, French Guiana
Arianespace

Rocket

Soyuz STB

Russian Federal Space Agency (ROSCOSMOS)

The Roscosmos State Corporation for Space Activities, commonly known as Roscosmos, is the governmental body responsible for the space science program of the Russian Federation and general aerospace research. Soyuz has many launch locations the Russian sites are Baikonur, Plesetsk and Vostochny however Ariane also purchases the vehicle and launches it from French Guiana.

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