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

Up, Up, Up


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

Into Position


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



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

Hispasat Meets Soyuz


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

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