News tagged with launch pad

Video: Soyuz TMA-13M liftoff

This timelapse video shows the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft during roll out from its MIK preparation building, raising the launcher into its vertical liftoff position on the launch pad, and the launch 28 May 2014 from the Russian ...

dateJun 09, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Image: Antares and sunspots at sunrise

An Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket is seen on the launch pad at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Va., on Jan. 8, 2014. Dark blemishes can be clearly seen on the face of the sun. ...

dateJan 17, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Gaia secured inside fairing

ESA's billion-star surveyor Gaia, less than a week from launch, is now tucked up inside the fairing that will protect it during the first few minutes of ascent into space.

dateDec 16, 2013 in Space Exploration
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Swarm on the launchpad

Preparations for Friday's launch of ESA's magnetic explorer have reached an important milestone – the constellation is now in the Plesetsk launch tower.

dateNov 19, 2013 in Space Exploration
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