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Watch the Venus Express launch

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The launch of the Venus Express spacecraft can be watched from this page in a number of different ways – webcam, streaming and video on demand.

The live streaming will start at 4:28 CET and be available for 15 minutes. This is a new service and the streaming capacity is limited. If you have difficulties accessing the streaming server, you can continue to watch activities from the ESOC Main Control Room via the webcam.

Video on demand of the launch will be available shortly afterwards.


Watch the launch replay




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During the build up to the launch you can follow events at ESA’s Spacecraft Operations Centre (ESOC) via the webcam:

Watch ESOC Main Control Room Webcam

Watch the launch replay


Watch the launch replay




Quick Time.
» download medium
» download large

Windows Media.
» download medium
» download large





To watch the video you need Windows Media Player.
You can download it from the Windows Media Player website.