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Time-lapse film Soyuz flight VS06 with Gaia

Timelapse film Soyuz flight VS06, with Gaia

Soyuz flight VS06, carrying Gaia, lifted off from Europe's Spaceport, French Guiana, on 19 December 2013. This time-lapse movie shows Gaia sunshield deployment test, the transfer of the Soyuz from the assembly building to the launch pad and the lift off.

(Video courtesy of ESA--S. Corvaja, M. Pedoussaut.)

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