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Photos: Soyuz soars skyward from French Guiana

December 20, 2014

Flying for the 10th time from a tropical launch facility along the South American coastline, a Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off Dec. 18 and streaked through partly sunny skies with four satellites to extend the reach of the O3b Networks, a company founded to bring broadband to the world’s most remote and impoverished countries.

Soyuz/O3b F3 launch timeline

December 18, 2014

Follow the key events of the Soyuz rocket’s ascent into orbit from the Guiana Space Center with four broadband communications satellites for O3b Networks.

Live coverage: Soyuz blasts off on third mission for O3b

December 18, 2014

Four satellites tucked inside the tip of a Soyuz rocket lifted off Thursday, heading for a 5,000-mile-high orbit to expand the reach of O3b’s broadband communications network. Liftoff from the European-run spaceport in French Guiana occurred at 1:37 p.m. EST (1837 GMT).

Photos: O3b satellites prepared for Soyuz launch

December 17, 2014

Four satellites designed to broadcast high-speed Internet signals to the developing world are mounted on top of a Russian-made Soyuz rocket for liftoff Thursday from the Guiana Space Center in South America. See photos of the quartet of satellites undergoing launch preparations.

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