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First Satellite Arrives In Preparation For Swarm Launch
2013-09-19 10:14:03

With the launch of ESA’s Swarm trio set for 14 November, the first satellite has arrived safely at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in Russia.

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2009-10-28 07:45:36

In readiness for launch on November 2, ESA’s SMOS and Proba-2 satellites – encapsulated in the launcher fairing – have been transported from the cleanroom and installed in the launch tower at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia.

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2009-09-19 08:00:13

After leaving Thales Alenia Space in the south of France on September 15, ESA’s SMOS Earth Explorer has arrived safely at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, where it will be prepared for launch on November 2.

2009-09-08 12:20:08

The European Space Agency says its Proba-2 satellite has reached the Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia where it is being prepared for a November launch. Among the smallest satellites ever built by the ESA, Proba-2 builds on nearly eight years of operational experience gained with the space agency's Proba-1.

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2009-09-07 08:00:00

Proba-2 has reached Plesetsk Cosmodrome in northern Russia, where it is being prepared for launch this November. Among the smallest satellites ever built by ESA, it was transported there aboard an Ilyushin cargo plane.

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2009-03-03 08:35:00

With less than two weeks to go before ESA's gravity mission launches, activities at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome are in full swing.

2009-02-28 14:30:00

A Russian military satellite is now in orbit above the Earth after being launched with a Proton-K heavy carrier rocket Saturday, an official says.

2008-10-13 06:00:22

President Dmitri Medvedev oversaw the test firing of an intercontinental Topol missile on Sunday and vowed to commission new generation weapons for Russian armed forces.

2008-07-29 15:00:19

Excerpt from report by corporate-owned Russian Ren TV on 29 July [Presenter] This is the technology of the 21st century for independent access to space. The well-known and much-delayed construction project is nearing completion.

2008-07-26 18:00:15

Text of report in English by Russian state news agency ITAR-TASS Plesetsk, Arkhangelsk Region, 26 July: A modernized Soyuz-2 carrier rocket blasted off from Russia's northern Plesetsk spaceport on Saturday [26 July] to take a Kosmos [also Cosmos] military satellite into orbit.


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