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2008-07-08 09:00:53

Ariane rocket carrying two satellites launches successfully PARIS, July 8 (Xinhua) -- An Ariane 5 ECA rocket with two telecom satellites on board blasted off from Europe's Spaceport at Kourou, in French Guiana, on Monday night. The rocket carrying ProtoStar I and Badr-6 took off at 2153 GMT Monday and the satellites were successfully inserted into a temporary orbit about 30 minutes later. They will enter geosynchronous orbit in a few days' time, according to a live broadcast by...

2005-10-13 18:20:00

KOUROU, French Guiana (Reuters) - A European Ariane rocket sent a French military satellite and an American commercial satellite into orbit after a launch from French Guiana late on Thursday. The Ariane-5 rocket blasted-off from the European Space Agency's launch site in Kourou, French Guiana on the northeast coast of South America at 7.32 p.m. (2232 GMT). Thirty minutes after the launch, it released Syracuse 3B, a satellite for France's Ministry of Defense. Syracuse is designed for secure...

2005-02-11 15:15:16

PARIS (AFP) -- Europe is making a double throw of the dice on Saturday with a fresh attempt to launch a new super-rocket, the Ariane 5 ECA, from its space base in Kourou, French Guiana. More than half a billion euros (650 million dollars) and Europe's bid to rival the United States and Russia in the lucrative market for satellite launches will be riding on the mammoth rocket. "The consequences of a failure would be quite serious," Francois Auque, chief executive officer of EADS Space, the...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.