Photos: Soyuz blasts off on rare Geostationary Mission

A Russian Soyuz rocket lit up the night over the edge of the Amazon on Friday, embarking on its first-ever Geostationary Transfer Orbit mission out of French Guiana, requiring the maximum possible performance of the Soyuz ST-B rocket and Fregat-MT upper stage.

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All Photos: ESA / S. Corvaja & Arianespace/ESA/CNES/Optique Video du CSG