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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.

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.

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2005-02-11 15:15:16

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.