Topics » Science & Technology   July 26, 2011

Soyuz Rockets Prepare for Liftoff From New Spaceport

Soyuz Launcher

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Soyuz Launcher

For the first time, the 170-foot Soyuz ST-B launcher was transferred from the preparation building to the launch zone and moved into a vertical position. The mobile gantry was then rolled out to the pad and the vehicle's upper composite, comprising the Fregat upper stage and payload fairing, was hoisted on top of the launcher.

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