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Umbilical masts on the Soyuz launch pad
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- Title Umbilical masts on the Soyuz launch pad
- Released 16/06/2009 10:05 pm
- Copyright ESA / CNES / Arianespace / Optique vidéo du CSG - L. Mira
Construction of the new Soyuz launch facility at the Guiana Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais – CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
The two umbilical masts on the Soyuz launch pad, shown in the raised position. The shorter, blue-coloured mast is for the Soyuz vehicle’s Block A core stage. It is straddled by the larger mast, which provides fluids and electrical connections for the launcher’s Block I third stage, the Fregat upper stage and the payload.