Video: Time-lapse GaiaJanuary 14, 2014 in Astronomy & Space / Space Exploration
Soyuz VS06, with Gaia space observatory, lifted off from Europe's Spaceport, French Guiana, on 19 December 2013.
This time-lapse movie shows Gaia sunshield deployment test, the transfer of the Soyuz from the assembly building to the launch pad and the lift off.
Provided by European Space Agency
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