Rocket: Soyuz 2-1a
Payload: MetOp B
Date: Sept. 17, 2012
Period: 1628 GMT (12:28 p.m. EDT)
Site: Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan

Photos: Rollout

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Successful liftoff

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By Stephen Clark

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