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Soyuz transporter/erector system
- Title Soyuz transporter/erector system
- Released 16/06/2009 10:05 pm
- Copyright ESA / CNES / Arianespace / Optique vidéo du CSG - J. M. Guillon
Construction of the new Soyuz launch facility at the Guiana Space Centre (Centre Spatial Guyanais – CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.
The transporter/erector system for Soyuz inside the launcher assembly and testing building (монтажно-испытательный корпус; montazhno-ispytatelniy korpus – MIK). Once the Soyuz launch vehicle’s integration is completed in a horizontal position inside the MIK, the launcher is lifted onto the transporter/erector by two overhead cranes (one of which is partially visible in the upper background). The transporter/erector is then transferred on a railway line to the launch pad, where the launch vehicle is raised into the vertical position, ready for launch.
- Id 204742