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- Title Soyuz launch pad
- Released 16/06/2009 10:05 pm
- Copyright ESA / CNES / Arianespace / Optique vidéo du CSG - P. Baudon
Construction of the new Soyuz launch facility at the Guiana Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais – CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
The four-level reinforced concrete structure that serves as the Soyuz launch pad – viewed from the far side of the flame pit. The configuration shown here is the same as used on the other Soyuz launch facilities at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and Russia’s Plesetsk Cosmodrome. A difference with the installation at CSG will be the addition of a mobile gantry, which will be employed for payload integration with the Soyuz erected in its vertical position.