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Preparing for Liftoff

Our Soyuz gets a drink!

24 Apr 2016, 16:59 UTC
Our Soyuz gets a drink!
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Just a few minutes ago, and following a GREEN weather report from Kourou, teams from Arianespace and CNES began fuelling the Soyuz rocket that will loft Sentinel-1B into orbit this evening.
Sentinel-1B heads to launch tower Credit: ESA–Manuel Pedoussaut
Arianespace have just issued this note:
ARIANESPACE FLIGHT VS14
SOYUZ - SENTINEL-1B – MICROSCOPE – FLY YOUR SATELLITE!
LAUNCH SLATED FOR APRIL 24
The weather conditions now being favourable over the Guiana Space Centre, French Guiana, Arianespace has decided to restart the launch chronology of Arianespace flight VS14.
Liftoff is scheduled for the precise time of: 09:02:13 GMT | 23:02:13 CEST

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