Rocket: Soyuz 2-1b
Payload: Gaia
Date: Dec. 19, 2013
Time: 0912:19 GMT (4:12:19 a.m. EST)
Launch Site: ELS, Guiana Space Center, Sinnamary, French Guiana

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Soyuz rollout photos

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Gaia encapsulation

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By Stephen Clark

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