Europeanized Soyuz Orbits Pleiades, Elisa, SSOT Missions

KOUROU, French Guiana — France launched the first of two next-generation Pleiades Earth-imaging satellites atop a Russian Soyuz rocket that lifted off from Europe’s Guiana Space Center here Dec. 16. The second Soyuz launcher to blast off from the recently expanded spaceport, the four-stage rocket...

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