The launcher for Gaia has arrived at the launch base!

The Soyuz-Fregat launcher that will launch Gaia later this year has arrived at the ESA launch base in Kourou, French-Guyana. It was transported by the vessel HM Colibri from St. Petersburg, Russia, to the spaceport in South America for about 2 weeks. For the official note from Arianespace please see http://www.arianespace.com/news-feature-story/2013/7-23-2013.asp. Now the satellite Gaia has to follow – it is currently stored at the Astrium facilities in Toulouse, France.

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