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  2. Assembly and launch facilities

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    January 28, 2020

    Soyuz is operated from the Guiana Space Centre, Europe’s spaceport. Like Ariane and Vega, launcher elements are shipped to Kourou in containers aboard the MN Toucan and MN Colibri. The only difference is their departure point, from Saint Petersburg in Russia. A Soyuz launch campaign lasts one to two months. Each phase is described below.

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  3. Ariane 5 launch on 1st June 2017

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    June 2, 2017

    Ariane 5 orbited two telecommunications satellites, ViaSat-2 and Eutelsat 172B, from the Guiana Space Centre. Lift-off happened on 06/01 at 20:45 (Guiana time), 06/02 at 1:45 (Paris time).

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  4. Europe sets its sights on Ariane 6

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    March 1, 2013

    Last November in Naples, ministers in charge of European space policy gave their blessing for a new Ariane 6 launcher designed to help Europe stay ahead in the satellite launch services market.

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