Mission: Soyuz-STA – Pleiades 1B

Pleiades 1B
Kourou, French Guiana
December 2nd 2012
02:02 UTC
Launch Successful


The fourth Soyuz out of Kourou in French Guiana successfully launched the Pleiades 1B high resolution optical observation satellite on December 2nd 2012 at 02:02 UTC.

The EADS built satellite for French CNES will provide 50cm resolution imagery of Earth for Spanish and French defence ministries, It will be launched by the fourth Soyuz-STA and Fregat upperstage out of Kourou.

Launch was scrubbed on the first attempt December 1st.



Mission Photos