2 December 2012, 10:12

Soyuz-ST carrier rocket brings Pleiades 1B satellite to orbit

Soyuz-ST carrier rocket brings Pleiades 1B satellite to orbit

Soyuz-ST carrier rocket which started off from the French Guiana spaceport has successfully brought the Pleiades 1B satellite to orbit, an official with the Russian space agency said Sunday.

Initially the launch was scheduled for Saturday morning but was postponed for 24 hours due to defects in one of the units of the system.

The Pleiades 1B new has joined its “twin”, Pleiades 1A, to collect high-resolution imagery of objects as small as 0.5 meters.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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