Arianespace Launches French Military Satellite From Kourou

Soyuz ST-A with CSO-2 satellite ascends from Kourou.
Credit: Arianespace
MOSCOW—Arianespace has successfully delivered the French CSO-2 Earth observation satellite into Sun-synchronous orbit aboard a Russian-built Soyuz ST-A medium-lift launch vehicle. The rocket lifted off at 1:42 p.m. local time on Dec. 29 from Kourou Space Center in French Guiana. In less than an hour...
Maxim Pyadushkin

In addition to writing for Aviation Week Network, Maxim holds a key position at Russia's Air Transport Observer magazine. In the past he was in charge of several ATO’s sister aerospace publications and earlier worked for Moscow-based CAST defense think-tank.

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