Photos: Soyuz receives Payload for first 2017 Mission from South America

The Hispasat 36W-1 satellite, enshrouded in its protective payload fairing, rolled to the ELS Launch Complex on January 24, 2017 to be hoisted atop its Soyuz ST-B rocket for a final testing sequence prior to a nighttime blastoff on the first GTO-delivery by the Russian workhorse from its equatorial launch site.

All Photos: Arianespace/ESA/CNES/Optique Video du CSG