Photos: Vega Rocket blasts off from French Guiana with Turkish Imaging Satellite

Europe’s Vega rocket blasts off from the Guiana Space Center on its year-closing mission, thundering into mostly clear skies with the Göktürk-1A imaging satellite that will give the Turkish Ministry of Defence its sharpest eye in the sky for the collection of reconnaissance and Earth observation imagery.

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