[REPLAY] Soyuz successfully orbits CSO-2 satellite

Tuesday 29 December, Soyuz accomplished a flawless launch from Europe’s spaceport at the Guiana Space Centre (CSG), carrying the CSO-2 military observation and security satellite on behalf of CNES and the French defence procurement agency DGA for French Armed Forces High Command (EMA). The launcher thus accomplished its 25th mission from the CSG, its second in 2020 and the seventh flight of the year in all from the base.

ThE launch (VS25)

  • Launch vehicle : Soyuz
  • Staellite : CSO-2
  • Customer : CNES and the DGA (Direction générale de l’armement) defense procurement agency on behalf of the French Ministry of Defense.
  • Launch time : 1:42 pm (Guiana time), 5:42 pm (Paris time)
  • Webcast start time : 1:27 pm (Guiana time), 5:27 pm (Paris time)


Satellite CSO/MUSIS. Credits: © CNES/Mira Productions/PAROT Rémy, 2018