Archive: 08/11/2005

Ariane 5 lifts record payload into space

This morning (Aug.11) an Ariane 5G launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. On board was the largest telecommunications satellite ever to be placed into geostationary transfer orbit.

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Study may produce better weather forecasts

Accurately forecasting rain reportedly will become easier thanks to a study of clouds conducted by the University of Leeds and University College London.

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