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VS08: Soyuz ST-B launches O3b F2
Satellites launched to beam Internet down to Earth
Four broadband communications satellites for O3b Networks, a company based in Britain's Channel Islands with a mission to link developing countries via high-speed Internet, blasted off from French Guiana on top of a Russian Soyuz rocket Thursday.
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VS07: Soyuz ST-A launches Sentinel 1A
First Sentinel in orbit after successful Soyuz launch
Europe's first Sentinel satellite blasted off Thursday and deployed its radar antenna and solar panels overnight, inaugurating a multi-billion dollar series of satellites to take the pulse of Earth's land surfaces, oceans and atmosphere with unmatched regularity.
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VS06: Soyuz ST-B launches Gaia
'Discovery machine' soars to map the Milky Way
The sharp-sighted Gaia observatory, carrying the largest camera ever flown in space, rocketed into a predawn sky from French Guiana on Thursday to survey a billion stars and reveal the structure of the Milky Way in finer detail than any mission before.
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   IMAGE: GAIA INFOGRAPHIC FROM ASTRIUM
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VS05: Soyuz ST-B launches O3b F1
Soyuz launches broadband beacon for developing world
Four satellites soared into space Tuesday on top of a Soyuz rocket launched from the jungle of South America, beginning the assembly of a fleet of spacecraft equipped to beam broadband connectivity to billions of people beyond the reach of affordable high-speed Internet services.
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VS04: Soyuz ST-A launches Pleiades 1B
Soyuz lifts off with French reconnaissance satellite
A reconnaissance satellite successfully launched Saturday on a Soyuz rocket, joining a twin Earth observation craft already in orbit to collect nearly 1,000 high-resolution images a day for the French armed forces and commercial customers around the world.
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VS03: Soyuz ST-B launches Galileo IOV-2
Galileo gets big boost from successful Soyuz launch
A Soyuz rocket boosted two validation platforms from French Guiana into orbit Friday for Europe's Galileo navigation network, setting the stage for further launches every six months over the next few years to build a constellation of satellites beaming global positioning services to airplanes, automobiles and millions of users.
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VS02: Soyuz ST-A launches Pleiades 1A, ELISA & SSOT
Six defense satellites launched by Soyuz rocket
A Russian Soyuz rocket fired six satellites into space Friday, launching missions to serve defense agencies in Europe and Chile with high-resolution imagery and electronic intelligence.
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VS01: Soyuz ST-B launches Galileo IOV-1
Successful debut for Soyuz rocket in French Guiana
Launching from the Amazon jungle into the void of space Friday, a Russian Soyuz rocket inaugurated a new launch base and kicked off assembly of a $7.3 billion fleet of navigation satellites, fulfilling a decade of tough diplomatic negotiations and back-breaking construction in the granite bedrock of French Guiana.
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