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Soyuz/Fregat on the launch pad
- Title Soyuz/Fregat on the launch pad
- Released 29/05/2003 11:37 am
- Copyright ESA
28 May. The Soyuz/Fregat launcher, with its passenger Mars Express, is moved into the upright position on the launch pad in Baikonur.
Europe's first mission to the Red Planet Earth sets off
on 2 June 2003 when the
positions of the two planets make for
the shortest possible route, a condition
that occurs once every twenty-six
months. The intrepid spacecraft will
start its six-month journey from the
Baikonur launch pad in Kazakhstan onboard a Russian
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