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Soyuz Rocket Launches Second Pleiades Satellite
2012-12-03 05:23:30

A Soyuz rocket carrying an Earth observation satellite has lifted off from a spaceport in French Guiana, officials from the Russian national space agency (Roscosmos) announced on Sunday.

Russian Rocket Launches Six Satellites From French Guiana
2011-12-18 05:31:40

A Russian Soyuz rocket lifted off this weekend from French Guiana’s Sinamary spaceport, only the second time a Soyuz rocket has ever lifted off from the European Space Agency’s (ESA) new launch facility in South America.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.