Wikipedia:Picture of the day/May 2018

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Soyuz at the Guiana Space Centre
The inaugural flight of Soyuz at the Guiana Space Centre, with two Galileo navigation system satellites, on 21 October 2011. In this ongoing ESA programme, Soyuz-ST launch vehicles are operated from Guiana Space Centre, providing Arianespace with a medium-size launch capability alternative to the light Vega and the heavy-lift Ariane 5. Since 2011, the programme has completed 18 missions, with another three scheduled for 2018.Photograph: DLR German Aerospace Center

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