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Soyuz at Kourou
In October 2011 Soyuz launchers developed in Russia joined the launch programme of the European Space Centre at Kourou in French Guiana. Before its deployment there, the long-serving ‘Grande Dame’ of Russian space flight went in for a facelift: Soyuz ST, which is resistant to tropical conditions, is the most modern and powerful version of the Soyuz 2 rocket.
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