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Ariane 5 Booster Undergoes Test Fire
2012-05-26 03:00:24

An Ariane 5 solid-propellant booster was test-fired on Thursday, May 24 at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana to help improve the reliability of Europe’s heavy launcher.

Ariane 5 Performs Its Second Launch Of 2012
2012-05-17 03:59:16

Early Wednesday morning, 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.

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2011-05-23 07:30:00

An Ariane 5 launcher lifted off on May 20 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.

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2011-03-31 09:29:28

An Ariane rocket carrying two communications satellites, one for a UAE company and another for a South African company, had the launch aborted on Wednesday.

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2011-03-19 06:00:00

ESA members decided on Friday they will put an additional $339 million into the Ariane 5 program so the rockets can continue to be used.

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2010-10-29 09:15:00

Last night, an Ariane 5 lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on a journey to place two telecommunications satellites, W3B and BSAT-3b, into orbit.

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2010-08-05 11:15:00

Yesterday evening, an Ariane 5 launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Nilesat-201 and Rascom-QAF1R, into geostationary transfer orbits.

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2009-10-30 07:00:00

Last night, an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on a journey to place two telecommunications satellites, NSS-12 and Thor 6, into geostationary transfer orbits.

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2009-10-02 19:25:00

Yesterday evening, an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, Amazonas 2 and ComSatBw-1, into geostationary transfer orbits.

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2009-08-24 06:40:00

Early on the morning of August 22, an Ariane 5 ECA launcher lifted off from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on its mission to place two telecommunications satellites, JCSat-12 and Optus D3, into geostationary transfer orbits.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]