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Integration of SMOS and Proba-2 with Rockot Launcher at the Plesetsk Cosmodrome

By Marc Boucher
December 21, 2009
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On Sunday, November 1 at 8:50 p.m. eastern standard time the European Space Agency PRoject for OnBoard Autonomy (Proba-2) satellite will be launched along with the Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity (SMOS) satellite on a Russian Rockot launcher from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in northern Russia. This video shows the arrival of the atellites in Russia and their integration with the Rockot launcher.

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