New Website Coming - 4th June 2018

It will be 7 years on March 13th since we launched SpaceVids back in 2011 and 5 years since the launch of the website - Since then the website has outgrown the Space sector and is in dire need of an upgrade. To mark the 5th anniversary we will be launching a brand new stunning website on April 2nd June 4th 2018, The new website will have all of the same videos along with historical data in a fully responsive view.

We have pushed launch back into June by a month to allow us to ensure the historical videos are all imported properly.

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