|Location||Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan|
|Date||March 10, 2001|
|Objective||Rescue the workers|
|Game||Rainbow Six Eagle Watch|
|Next mission||Operation: Sapphire Rising|
Militant terrorists "BOTHRA" have seized control of the Russian space shuttle Buran on its launch pad. An international crew has been taken hostage, and the terrorists are threatening to kill them, as well as destroy the shuttle's valuable payload. Your mission is to neutralize all terrorists and safely free the hostages.
John Clark - Apparently the tangos got into the launch pad disguised as workers. Israeli and Japanese satellites are in the payload bay and some of the crew is being held hostage. There's the potential here for a major international incident. Take your time and watch your backs.
Gabe Daniels - I'm glad to try to help you people out, but this is a tough situation. There's only one way into the shuttle from the pad and that's by way of an entrance ramp. If they're holding our guys on the flight deck you're going to have a heck of a time getting in there.
Militant terrorists have taken the Shuttle Buran site and are holding a scientist and two workers hostage. They are being held in the cockpit of the shuttle, along with a bomb. You will need to enter by way of the Launch Pad. Find the hostages and neutralize all terrorists at the site.
Due to the height of the tower, we are unable to provide you with outside heartbeat sensor support. You may want to consider taking a portable unit along with you.