France Begins Renewal Of Military Observation Sats

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LYON, France—A Soyuz launcher is to place into orbit France’s first new-generation Earth observation satellite for military purposes, CSO-1, on Dec. 18. Operated by Arianespace from the Guyanese space center in Kourou, French Guyana, the Soyuz will send it into a polar, Sun-synchronous orbit at an...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

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