gaia launch

Remember the Gaia satellite we mentioned earlier this week? It had a successful launch from French Guiana, and you can see the video below.

 

The rocket that sent the Gaia into space was called the Soyuz. These rockets have their origins in the arms races during the cold war. The Soyuz rockets come in three different sizes and vary depending on the payload of the rocket. If you would like to learn more about the Soyuz rockets, you can visit this site for more information.