Aerospace launches French military spy satellite to cap 2020 on Soyuz rocket

ArianeSpace launched a new spy satellite into orbit for the French military on Tuesday (December 29), marking the 2020 European launch provider’s final mission.

The Russian-built Soyuz rocket launched the Optical Space Component 2 (or Composite Sp SpielTiPatic 2, CSO-2 in French) from the Guyana Space Center in Cairo, French Guiana, South America. The lift ift f arrived at 11:42 a.m. EST (1642 GMT) after a day’s delay due to bad weather.