The third Soyuz does not explode as the auditors continue NASA SLS • The Register rocket

The third Soyuz does not explode as the auditors continue NASA SLS • The Register rocket

Meanwhile, SpaceX is progressing with BFR, pretty chilled

MetOp-C-lifting

MetOp-C take-off (Photo: ESA-CNES-Arianespace / Optique Video du CSG – JM Guillon)

A third Soyuz was successfully launched yesterday, effectively clearing the way for the crew members, while the results of the US interludes may have unfortunate consequences for NASA.

Three for three for Soyuz

A Soyuz rocket launched ESA's MetOp C meteorological satellite from French Guiana, which lifted at 00:47 GMT. At 4,083 kg, the satellite is Europe's second largest earth observation probe and carries a variety of instruments from Europe and the USA.

The previous MetOp satellites A and B were launched in 2006 and 2012 with Soyuz rockets from Baikonur. Although the Russian space agency Roscosmos from another part of the world was launched on a slightly different variant of Soyuz, it will consider the successful launch as further proof that the October disaster was a one-time attack and the venerable booster for the crew that's for sure.

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