Rocket: Soyuz 2-1a
Payload: Pleiades 1B
Date: Dec. 2, 2012
Time: 0202:50 GMT (9:02:50 p.m. EST on Dec. 1)
Launch Site: ELS, Guiana Space Center, Sinnamary, French Guiana

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By Stephen Clark

Welcome to Spaceflight Now's live coverage of a Soyuz rocket launching the Pleiades 1B high-resolution Earth observation satellite for CNES, the French space agency. Text updates will appear automatically; there is no need to reload the page. Follow us on Twitter.

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