And blast off! Arianespace Soyuz 2 rocket launches MetOp-C satellite

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket, designated flight VS19, was launched from Korou, French Guiana at 00:47 GMT on Tuesday.

MetOp-C is the third and final satellite in the EUMETSAT Polar System (EPS) and will be the 20th meteorological satellite, as well as the 66th Earth observation satellite, in orbit.

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