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CryoSat on the way to orbit
- Title CryoSat on the way to orbit
- Released 03/12/2003 12:21 pm
- Copyright ESA
CryoSat will be launched on a Rockot vehicle from Plesetsk in Russia. Rockot is based on the SS-19 intercontinental ballistic missile, with a versatile third stage added to the 2-stage missile booster. Recently commercialised, Rockot has already launched several satellites and the SS-19 has had over 150 test firings.