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Successful Launch of Ariane 5 Rocket

May 16, 2012

Early in the morning of 16 May 2012, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, JCSAT-13 and Vinasat-2, into their planned transfer orbits.  credit:  ESA