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Ariane 5's third launch of 2011

An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off this evening from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, ST-2 and GSAT-8, into their planned transfer orbits. Flight VA202 was the ...

dateMay 23, 2011 in Space Exploration
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GOCE gravity satellite moves to launch pad

(PhysOrg.com) -- With liftoff just five days away, ESA's GOCE spacecraft - encased in the protective half-shells of the launcher fairing - has been transported from the cleanroom and installed in the launch tower at the Plesetsk ...

dateMar 11, 2009 in Space Exploration
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