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In Photos: Arianespace Soyuz Rocket Launches Hispasat 36W-1 Geostationary Satellite

Up, Up, Up

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During its erection sequence on the launchpad, the Soyuz is raised by the erector's support arm.

Into Position

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The mobile gantry moves into position around the Soyuz rocket after its rollout to the launchpad on Jan. 24.

Encapsulated

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Encapsulated in Soyuz's payload fairing, Hispasat 36W-1 arrives on the launchpad on Jan. 25.

Hispasat Meets Soyuz

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Hispasat 36W-1 is hoisted inside the mobile gantry for installation atop the Soyuz rocket on Jan. 25.

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