Photos: Russia’s iconic Soyuz booster fires away from jungle launch pad
Soyuz blasts off with environmental satellite, general relativity probe
Q&A with Guido Levrini, ESA’s manager of the Copernicus space segment
Europe is in the midst of launching the most thorough space-based environmental network ever deployed, with satellites to help officials respond to natural disasters, measure crop yield, monitor the health of oceans and ice caps, and track ozone in the atmosphere. Guido Levrini from ESA spoke to Spaceflight Now about the program on the eve of Sentinel 1B’s launch.
Snapshots: Soyuz takes off
Balky navigation unit prompts rare Soyuz launch scrub
Live coverage: Soyuz soars into space on its fourth launch attempt
After replacing a faulty inertial measurement system blamed for a scrubbed launch attempt Sunday, a Soyuz rocket headed to space from French Guiana today with five satellites, including the next spacecraft for Europe’s multibillion-dollar Earth observing network and a French experiment to probe the validity of Einstein’s theory of general relativity.