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Soyuz launch table opening
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- Title Soyuz launch table opening
- Released 16/06/2009 10:05 pm
- Copyright ESA / CNES / Arianespace / Optique vidéo du CSG - G. Barbaste
Construction of the new Soyuz launch facility at the Guiana Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais – CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
The erected Soyuz will be positioned inside this 15-meter diameter circular opening on the launch table. Four triangular guides can be seen positioned around the inner wall of the opening. These will be connected to the four strap-on boosters – providing stability for the suspended vehicle until liftoff. Two other arms carry electrical umbilicals to the launcher.