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credit: Federal Space Agency / caption: The mobile gantry is built before being sent to South America

The mobile gantry for the Samara Space Center Soyuz 2-1a (and eventually 2-1b) rocket’s CNES/European Space Agency spaceport in French Guiana is being constructed in Russia. Once check it is to be dismantled before its trip to South America

The image is from the Russian Federal Space Agency website. Last week ESA and CNES signed an agreement for use of the French Guiana spaceport until 2013