Arianespace-Operated Soyuz Rocket lifts Multi-Purpose Communications Satellite for SES

A highly sophisticated multi-use communications satellite relying on 3D printed parts and ion propulsion lifted off from French Guiana on Thursday atop a Russian-built Soyuz ST-A rocket, carrying out only its second Geostationary Transfer Mission from the French-operated space port on the edge of the Amazon jungle.

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Operations Resume at Europe’s Guiana Space Center after Month-Long Stand Still

The Guiana Space Center returned to operations on Monday after protests and a general strike brought French Guiana to a halt for over a month, interrupting work a the European-run spaceport and as a result delaying three missions out of the equatorial launch base.

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ISS Welcomes Soyuz MS-04 & Two Crew Members after Speedy Rendezvous

Russia’s Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft, carrying a reduced crew of two, chased down the International Space Station for a speedy rendezvous on Thursday, bringing its veteran commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer to their orbital destination just six hours after blasting off from Kazakhstan.

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Video: Soyuz MS-04 Docks with ISS after Expedited Rendezvous

Russia’s Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft, carrying a reduced crew of two, chased down the International Space Station for a speedy rendezvous on Thursday, bringing its veteran commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer to their orbital destination just six hours after blasting off from Kazakhstan.

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Videos: Soyuz FG Launches from Baikonur with Soyuz MS-04 & Two ISS Crew Members

A Russian Soyuz FG rocket, currently the longest-serving members of the Soyuz rocket fleet, lifted off from Site 1/5 of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on April 20, 2017 to lift into orbit the Soyuz MS-04 spacecraft with veteran commander Fyodor Yurchikhin and NASA’s Jack Fischer – headed to the International Space Station on the fast lane.

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Early Morning Rollout kicks off Launch Week for Soyuz FG Rocket & Two-Man ISS Crew

Russia’s Soyuz rocket emerged from its assembly facility on Monday and rolled to the historic Site 1/5 launch complex at the Baikonur Cosmodrome from where it will blast off later this week with a two-man crew headed to the International Space Station.

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