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    A picture taken on December 17, 2015 shows a Soyuz rocket blasting off from the European space centre at Kourou, French Guiana

    Soyuz-ST-A Carrier Rocket Blasts Off From Kourou Space Center in French Guiana

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    The Soyuz-ST-A carrier rocket, whose blastoff from the Kourou space center in French Guiana was earlier postponed due to strikes, was successfully launched on Thursday at 08:54 local time (11:54 GMT).

    PARIS (Sputnik) — The carrier rocket is to orbit the SES-15 satellite designed to operate for North and Latin America, as well as Caribbean countries.

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