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Next stop... the stars! Arianespace successfully lofts Gaia on Soyuz

December 19, 2013 - Soyuz Flight VS06

Arianespace marked another mission accomplished for science as its medium-lift Soyuz successfully launched the European Space Agency's Gaia billion-star surveyor today from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

Named for the Greek mythological Mother Goddess, Gaia is now beginning an ambitious mission to chart the largest, most precise three-dimensional map of the Milky Way galaxy.